Origins[ edit ] The concept for the series originated in with Cedric Messinaa BBC producer who specialised in television productions of theatrical classics, while he was on location at Glamis Castle in AngusScotland, shooting an adaptation of J. By the time he had returned to London, however, his idea had grown considerably, and he now envisioned an entire series devoted exclusively to the dramatic work of Shakespeare; a series which would adapt all thirty-seven Shakespearean plays.
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Send corrections, changes, and suggestions to madelyn gothics. This annotation was prepared for a graduate class in Literary Research, under the direction of Dr. James Means, at the Northwestern State University of Louisianain the spring ofand revised in the summer of His opening comments refer to the typical scene from any given science fiction convention, where hoards of usually young fans pack hotel convention rooms to hear their icons the writers, actors, directors, and thinkers behind science fact and fiction speak a few words: We lampoon and ridicule the sniveling little oaf before his peers We imply that even to have voiced such a question places him irretrievably in the same category as the common pencil-sharpener The reason why we do this is pretty straightforward.
Firstly, in the dismal and confused sludge of opinion and half- truth that make up all artistic theory and criticism, it is the only question worth asking. Secondly, we don't know the answer and we're scared that somebody will find out.
Rather than ever find myself in such an embarrassing position, I have undertaken to ferret out the origins of Moore's ideas. The task has been unbelievably arduous, not because any of the sources were too difficult to find, but because Moore covered so much ground.
I found myself walking from one end of the library to the other, consulting science dictionaries, rose-naming serials, history books, films, and musical compact discs.
I even explored some of my questions on the Internet, sending inquiries about such topics Son of Sam and Aliester Crowley, and receiving answers from around the world!
Moore has apparently learned that his questioners want to know about his ideas; at the present Moore is working on a graphic series called "From Hell" which features as its main character Jack the Ripper.
I was unable to locate any issues of this work, but I am told that it is entirely annotated by Moore Coates, personal communication.
This is certainly unusual for a "comic book" but Moore is clearly addressing the issues of origin more clearly, perhaps for himself as well as for the reader.
In developing the originalV For Vendetta series, Moore and Lloyd "wanted to do something that would be uniquely British rather than emulate the vast amount of American material on the market," Moore Both were political pessimists, and decided that the in world they wanted to portray "the future would be pretty grim, bleak and totalitarian, thus giving us a convenient antagonist to play our hero off against," Moore The list was something as follows: Harlan Ellison's "Repent Harlequin!
Phibes and Theatre of Blood. The writings of the New Worlds school of science fiction. Max Ernst's painting "Europe After the Rains.
The atmosphere of British Second World War films. Moore cites that the Conservative party would "obviously lose the elections. In his introduction to the American DC comics edition of the book, Moore addressed his earlier comments in light of actual political history: There is a certain amount of political inexperience upon my part evident in [the] earlier episodes.
Back in the term 'nuclear winter' had not passed into common currency, and although my guess about climatic upheaval came pretty close to the eventual truth of the situation, the fact remains that the story to hand suggests that a nuclear war, even a limited one, might be survivable.
To the best of my current knowledge, this is not the case. Naivete can also be detected in my supposition that it would take something as melodramatic as a near-miss nuclear conflict to nudge England towards fascism The simple fact that much of the historical background of the story proceeds from a predicted Conservative defeat in the General Election should tell you how reliable we were in our roles as Cassandras.
Citing Margaret Thatcher's confidence in unbroken Conservative leadership "well into the next century," police vans with rotating video cameras mounted on top, and the circulating ideas in England of concentration camps for AIDS victims and the eradication of homosexuality "even as an abstract concept," Moore in obviously felt that, despite the fact that the Labor party didn't win the election.
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The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC vetconnexx.comitted in the UK from 3 December to 27 April , the series spanned seven seasons and thirty-seven episodes.
Development began in when Messina saw that the grounds of Glamis Castle would make a .