Friday, January 8, 2010

Big Lebowski rewritten as a work of Shakespeare - Boing Boing


"The knave abideth." Sweet baby Jesus, the attention to detail in this sucker is just mindblowing! What a thing of beauty. Here's the carpet-staining scene:
shakespearepicture.jpg WOO: Rise, and speak wisely, man--but hark; I see thy rug, as woven i'the Orient, A treasure from abroad. I like it not. I'll stain it thus; ever thus to deadbeats.

[He stains the rug]


THE KNAVE: Sir, prithee nay!


BLANCHE: Now thou seest what happens, Lebowski, when the agreements of honourable business stand compromised. If thou wouldst treat money as water, flowing as the gentle rain from heaven, why, then thou knowest water begets water; it will be a watery grave your rug, drowned in the weeping brook. Pray remember, Lebowski.


THE KNAVE: Thou err'st; no man calls me Lebowski. Yet thou art man; neither spirit damned nor wandering shadow, thou art solid flesh, man of woman born. Hear rightly, man!--for thou hast got the wrong man. I am the Knave, man; Knave in nature as in name.


BLANCHE: Thy name is Lebowski.



Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, by Adam Bertocci (thanks, chris arkenberg, PLEASE PLEASE let this end up as a live stage performance for yea, verily I should like to see it)


I cannot get over how brilliant this is. The site's down at the moment but keep checking back--if you love "The Big Lebowski" like I do, you won't regret it. (If you get to the site, grab the PDF version while you can--or should I say "whilst thou can?"--so you can read offline at your leisure.)


Thanks to phenotypical for sharing this with me.


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