Lauren Yarger “Who says Shakespeare is boring?”
These Paper Bullets is the play done by Yale Repertory Theatre, that rewrites both the Shakespeare’s famous play, Much Ado About Nothing, and United Kingdom’s famous singing group, The Beatles. Although the try on rewrites is a open risk of remarks and adventure, producers and actors have completed the quest excellently, leaving audiences with satisfaction.
Such perfection and excellency come from great interpretation of scenes of Much Ado About Nothing and transferring them into their own play. For example, the scene that characters of the play try to leak rumors that Beatrice loving Benedick and other way around, actors and editors in These Paper Bullets delivered such comical circumstance with their own taste to the audience. Using the foolish guards is also one of the most well-played parts in the play. They have all rewritten wonderful piece into another great piece of work.
However, the play, These Paper Bullets followed its role as hommage too much. Although it is the hommage of Much Ado About Nothing, both plays are unnecessarily similar. During the process of remembering and recreating These Paper Bullets, I could not see particular parts that impressed me. Its uniqueness has disappeared or else become vague at the last of the play. Play’s quality was excellent, but it was not powerful enough to create a mark in audiences’ heart.
*This writing is highly subjective.