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08 January 2011 @ 02:20 pm
I'm sure you all already know about this announcement, but just in case: David Tennant and Catherine Tate are going to be in a production of Much Ado About Nothing together!

This is not assuaging my sense that everything I want exists across the pond, you know.
Magistrix Texan: Rule Britanniaerstwhiletexan on January 8th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
This is not assuaging my sense that everything I want exists across the pond, you know.


(Let's pray to the theatre gods that they release a DVD. ._.)
tempestsarekind: mind the gaptempestsarekind on January 8th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yes--maybe if we start praying now, it will set the wheels in motion!

It is highly annoying that they seem to keep all the good Shakespeare over there. I feel like this is an occupational problem for me!
Constant Reader: colbert - OMG PRINCESS!skirmish_of_wit on January 8th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekind: don't get clever in latin! [donna]tempestsarekind on January 8th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite thing is that they cooked this up together, all, "wouldn't it be awesome if we played Beatrice and Benedick?" I am already so jealous of anyone who gets to go! (But I hope you do!)
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: wonderlust | could be could befaeriemaiden on January 9th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
This is simultaneously the most delightful and the most depressing news I have heard all day.

brb, fetching seven-league boots.
tempestsarekind: berowne [david tennant 2008]tempestsarekind on January 9th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
That is pretty much exactly how I felt. Where is the TARDIS when you really need it?
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: david tennant -- hamlet to be b&wradiantbaby on January 11th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, don;t know whether to cheer or cry. They need to have such awesome casts in plays over here, dammit.
tempestsarekind: hamlet--though you can fret metempestsarekind on January 13th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yes--although so many of my favorite actors are British, at this point, that I'm not even sure which American actors I'd really want to see in Shakespeare productions right now!
viomisehuntviomisehunt on January 13th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
In the an earlier BBC productionBillie Piper portrayed Hero to Tom Ellis(Tom Milligan) as Claude and Billie Piper as Hero.
tempestsarekind: hey nonny nonnytempestsarekind on January 13th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I saw that--it was a modernized version (so, not the original text). It had its moments, but I liked the updated Macbeth better.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on January 13th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I vaguely recall the trailer for Much Ado, and it looked silly -- which that particular play can be if not treated well. I was much more enthralled by this one:

It was brilliant. I recall the trailers for the James McAvoy one but didn't get to see it, but would have loved to because I very much admire his acting.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on January 13th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
You can get the BBC adaptations on DVD; I got them via Netflix. You know, if you're bored one day. :)
viomisehuntviomisehunt on January 13th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Like today, lol. I started a painting Tuesday, but today just not in the mood. It's cold, one of those days when I wish I had spent the hundred bucks to get my wood-stove going instead of this gas furnace joke. I think they have the collection at our local Hastings. Gotta keep the local businesses going, or I'll have no where to go and trade out old books/films for new ones, (and or gas money) (Grin).
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on January 16th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
True, very true! I do sometimes feel bad about having Netflix instead of frequenting the local rental place, but the fact is, I almost never went there *before* my mom gave me the Netflix gift subscription, so it's not like I stopped going. But I'm very good at supporting my local bookstores. :)