Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: part 3
I know, it’s beyond cheesy, but that’s Shakespeare for you. Obviously Bassanio didn’t say those exact words, but that entire scene has this intense chemistry and strong sexual undertones, so I thought it was time to bring out the cheese machines.
Anyway, this thing just keeps getting longer and longer. At first I thought three parts would be enough and now I’m not sure if I could do it in four. But isn’t that the problem with every single adaptation ever? You always have to make choices about what to cut and what is important and how do you prevent the whole thing from becoming unwieldy? I’ve already left characters out and I still feel that I have too many.
I won’t be posting the next part next week as it is time for another book review (before I forget what I was going to say for it). Remember how I said I was going to pick a random book out of my usual genres and tastes to read over Easter break? I did just that (spoiler alert: it was great).
Now I’ll be getting some sleep as I’ve been so busy drawing Shakespeare for the internet that I haven’t done my own Shakespeare homework for tomorrow (reading Cymbeline). Tomorrow morning will then obviously mean some top-speed reading.
Hope you enjoyed this and while you’re at it, raise a glass to old Wills, will you? (I just did it with my water bottle.) It was probably his birthday yesterday. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny the influence he had on the English language. So, thank you, William Shakespeare.