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Shakespeare Solved ® is a forthcoming series of novels that covers the Bard's entire life and work.

These novels solve the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare by transporting us back in time, to walk in his shoes, and see his world through his eyes.

Only when we see Shakespeare in his original historical context can we understand what his plays and poems really mean.

This blog explains some of my ideas and discoveries, to prepare for this series of novels.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shakespeare and Liam Neeson


Should Liam Neeson do some Shakespeare?

Absolutely!


The mystery for me is that I looked over the films he has done over the years -- I have personally seen almost every last one of them -- and yet he has not done any Shakespeare on screen!

There are some years where he has three, four, even five films released!

So why no Shakespeare?


He did Shakespeare on stage, as a member of the Dublin Shakespeare Theatre Festival, in Hamlet, Richard II and All's Well That Ends Well. During the 1990's he was very active with the Royal National Theatre in London, performing a wide range of roles.

With all due respect to actors everywhere, isn’t Liam Neeson the most Shakespearean looking actor on the planet?

There are any number of roles I can see him in, and at the top of that list would be King Lear.

But he would be great as Prospero, Oberon, Timon and others. But I would really like to see him as Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra.

He is arguably the hardest working man in film, and he has played an incredible range of characters. It is uncommon to find an actor with such range. So I can understand why it is hard for him to find time to do Shakespeare on stage, but he should really do some Shakespeare on screen.


I think he would be perfect in my Shakespeare Solved series of films.

It’s very easy to imagine him as an Elizabethan, and I think he would be perfect as one of Shakespeare's fellow actors, in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, and later the King's Men under King James.

It would be exciting to see him as one of Shakespeare’s original actors performing the plays for the first time in history, in front of the audiences at The Theatre, The Globe, and for the court performances before Queen Elizabeth and later King James.

He has worked with some of the greatest actors today -- Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor and so many more.

But what if he could act together with all of them in the same series of films?

That would be Shakespeare unlike we have ever known.


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Cheers,


David Schajer


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