Terminator the Second – William Shakespeare?


Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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I remember the hype, the glory, and the thrill of sitting in a dark movie theatre waiting with my friends waiting for the movie to start.  It was the summer blockbuster of 1991, and it was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and James Cameron forging the magic that was, and still is  Terminator 2 – Judgment Day.

I had seen the music video by Guns and Roses, I had seen the previews (before the internet had made the world smaller), and by the end of the movie, we knew we had experienced screen sci-fi excellence.

Who knew that William Shakespeare wrote his own version of Terminator 2 – Judgement Day, well sort of.

Husky Jackal Theater    has not only succesfully reached their $3000.00 goal, but surpassed it by an amazing $4500.00 at this date via Kickstarter to bring T2 to the stage, but with a twist, they want you to come to Nashville if you want to live.

The story of John Connor, Sarah Connor, the T-1000 and the T-800 and the adventure they had in 1991 have been adapted to the stage and are told in the words of Mr. Shakespeare.

Husky Jackal Theater claims:

We adhered to strict guidelines regarding the usage of Shakespeare’s works. Each line and phrase is taken directly from folios printed by or before 1685, and many extended sections of dialogue are composed of individual lines from separate works. Only proper nouns and pronouns were subject to change, as dictated by the plot. In these instances, all proper nouns are supplanted only by pronouns or other proper nouns, and all pronouns by other pronouns. In some cases, corresponding verb tenses are modified. These practices enabled us to accurately retell the story of Terminator 2: Judgment Day while remaining true to the words of Shakespeare in form (if less so in intent).

This is truly an interesting idea, but if you’re waiting for it to hit Broadway, Off Broadway, or even Off Off Way Over There Broadway, you’re out of luck. You can only see this production (if and when it happens) in Nashville, Tennessee.  No dates have been set.

Click Here to see Husky Jackal Theater’s Kickstarter project

About Geof Smith

A technology lover that has oozing thoughts. Blogger for Living Like A Boss (http://www.llaboss.com) and BlackBerry Empire (http://www.blackberryempire.com) View all posts by Geof Smith

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