Sunday, September 9, 2018

Canceled Too Soon #113: 'Will' (2017)

It's time for SUDDENLY, LAST SEASON! Every September on Canceled Too Soon, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dedicate an entire month to review television shows that were canceled the previous season, and they're kicking this year off with a doozy: "Will," a hip new biographical series about the life of William Shakespeare, with anachronistic rock music, anachronistic history, sex and violence and teen angst.

How does "Will" hold up to the works of Shakespeare? How does it hold up to history? And is it so good it's good, so bad it's good, so bad it's bad? You'll have to check out the podcast to find out, because this show is too weird to describe in just a couple of paragraphs.

Give it a listen!

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1 comment:

  1. A quick comment about Shakespeare and the bible. This is from my memory, which may be faulty, although I did look some of this up for a quick refresher. Benefits of going to a pre-seminary college for my undergrad.

    Shakespeare most certainly didn't do any of the actual translation. He likely had some Latin, but no evidence of Greek and especially not Hebrew. As the translation committees for the Bible worked largely from original sources or previous translations, he really couldn't have contributed much to it. (Very little, if any, was taken from the Latin Vulgate).

    More likely, he was brought in to "clean up" the poetry bits. This would have probably happened quite towards the end, perhaps in 1610. If he did indeed contribute, he couldn't resist leaving us a clue. He would have been 46 in 1610, which brings us to Psalm 46. Count 46 words from the front, and you have "Shake". Count 46 words back from the end, and you have "spear". (Note, ignore "selah", as this isn't a word of the psalm, but a musical notation.)

    So, if he didn't help out, that's an interesting coincidence.