I hope that you’ve all see impressionist Jim Meskimen’s Shakespeare video where he goes through Gloucester’s Richard III speech in no less than 25 celebrity voices.
Did you know that he just released a part 2?
So. Funny thing happened last night. You may have seen on Twitter posting these links with wild abandon, trying to drum up some notice (and doing a good job of it, given the references from people like talk show host Craig Ferguson).
Well I managed to get his attention when he posted a blog comment here (Hi, Jim!) and he asked for ideas on what Shakespeare he should tackle next. Got any good ideas? The Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It came immediately to mind.
But then I thought, I wonder if he’s limiting himself to soliloquies? It’d be great to see him do an entire scene of half a dozen characters, all interacting. True it wouldn’t showcase the 20+ voices he manages in the sample clips above, but it would be a new angle on the material. Especially if he could get creative with the video editing and be in a different costume for each character :).
If you had Mr. Meskimen’s ear, what would you like to see him do next? It might just happen!