Tag Archives: adaptations
‘Tis Pity She’s NOT a Whore?
So, in a piece published in the Telegraph, the writer is all chuffed that a stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s running in the West End — which is not the musical! Which long ago was the floppiest of flops! … Continue reading
‘The Wendigo’: A Hunting Trip Gone Terribly Awry
Quick, what’s the last “scary” play you’ve seen? Plays dealing with horror seem not to be afforded a prominent place under the big umbrella of theater, perhaps because they are “genre” pieces? The nerdy cousins to more “respectable” or “serious” … Continue reading
Re-Casting ‘Bright Lights’
Can you believe it? Literary lothario Jay McInerney’s novel, Bright Lights, Big City, is turning twenty-five this year. Take a moment to feel old. In a recent interview with the Telegraph, McInerney reveals there’s a remake of the movie in … Continue reading
Bloodbath on Wall Street: The Musical!
But not the one occurring right this minute (though who wouldn’t want to hear Henry Paulson’s 11 o’clock number?). In a canny/terrible move, producers have secured the rights to adapt bad-boy author Brett Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho for … Continue reading
Pondering the State of ‘State of Play’
I finally finished watching the taut, thrilling BBC mini-series State of Play and can’t recommend it enough. One reviewer said it’s “an excellent, intelligent, grown-up drama about a murky, and very real, world.” Political scandal with requisite mistress! Boozy journalists! … Continue reading
A Gay Hero? Super!
It is being reported that Hero, the novel by Perry Moore about the world’s first gay superhero, is going to make its way to television. It is a book I read and enjoyed thoroughly, being that I like both superheroes … Continue reading
I Love You to Masterpieces
I’m quite enjoying watching the Cranford mini-series. It reminds me of the time I was living in downtown Orlando, interning, and would catch whatever Masterpiece series was running on PBS with my roommate. We watched a lot of Dickens, eating … Continue reading
It Can’t Come Quickly Enough
Um, I’m kinda so geeked about the potential of this idea that I don’t really know how to process and can’t really be blasé-snarky about it. Take one’s favorite band (the Scissor Sisters) and combine with one’s favorite series of … Continue reading
Manga Shakespeare? Hai!
As a Shakespeare geek who used to be an anime/manga fan as a kid (outed!), I’d be lying if I said I weren’t intrigued by Self Made Hero’s Manga Shakespeare Series. Following successful adaptations of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, … Continue reading