I don’t know how new or old this one is but this is the first I’ve seen it. This webpage answers the question, “What if… William Shakespeare wrote The Big Lebowski?” Emphasis on answers.
In case you don’t know (and I really hope you do), here’s info on The Big Lebowski. And… I guess if you need general info on William Shakespeare, I don’t know if Wikipedia can help you.
Anyway, this is a perfectly internety thing to do, combining two seemingly disparate things in pop culture and presenting it as real. Except… he really wrote the whole thing. The whole story is there. In five acts even!
I’m all for committing to a joke but… wow.
My favorite part is the disclaimers and author hype at the bottom of the page.
Aside from the parts blatantly stolen from the immortal Bard,
this humble play is the creation of Adam Bertocci,
award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter.
Check out his professional portfolio here,
especially if you’re a Hollywood big-shot
or know someone who is.
I don’t know if I’d want to hire him. I’d be worried he wouldn’t have enough free time to take on the work.
(Of course, I’m the one who spent years slowly putting in chronological order every comic book appearance of characters most people have never even heard of, so don’t think I’m unaware of my own hypocrisy here.)
Clicking over to his website gets me “concurrent hits exceeded” so I guess the laughs on me. This is apparently garnering him significant traffic. (Or he doesn’t get much for his hosting package.)
I also appreciate the ability to download the whole thing as a PDF, so I can print out copies and go perform it in the park with some friends.
Needless to say I’m very impressed, and a bit frightened. But I’m curious. Any Shakespearean scholars out there want to weigh in on how convincing this guy pulled off Shakespeare?
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