Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sellars as Olivier doing Richard III as Written by Beatles

Some inspired silliness from Peter Sellars.

Cath hooted over this video at work; Cooper was prompted to ask if this started William Shatner's singing career.

Thanks to Jeffrey Overstreet for the link.

Puts me in mind of friend Sam, laying us all out on the floor in hysterics as he rendered "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a very, very serious spoken monologue.

"Thunderbolts" -- severe look to the right, eyebrows arch -- "and lightning" -- look straight out -- "very" -- pause for dramatic effect, slight shiver -- "very frightening" deep breath, soak in the moment...

What are your suggestions for the best (or worse, depending on your point of view) lyrics that could/(should never) become dramatic monologues?

Just my thoughts,


1 comment:

Linds said...

Nate nominates the Beatles' Come Together, especially if performed by William Shatner.