I saw the headline “Hear Sir Ian McKellen Read The Tempest” and I thought, “Oh cool, my favorite, I’ll bookmark that.”
Then in the picture he’s wearing a t-shirt that says “Heuristic Tempest” and I thought, “That’s odd, I’d like more information about that.”
Then he tweeted, “I hope you’ll enjoy our new Shakespeare app.”
So then I started reading again from the beginning and saw, ” Sir Ian McKellen is launching a series of apps that will allow users to listen to various actors read the Bard’s plays aloud.”
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.
TAKE ALL OF IT.
GIVE ME, QUOTH SHAKESPEARE GEEK. GIVE ME NOW.
I’m intrigued. “Based on the premise that the plays are meant to be seen” is one phrase from one article, but “The app concentrates entirely on the language and is stripped of staging, sets, costumes, make-up, etc.” Curiouser and curiouser!