Friday, June 8, 2007

Pulp Shakespeare

I read recently that Salman Rushdie once made a parlour game out of re-working the titles of Shakespeare's plays to sound as if they were thrillers by Robert Ludlum. Test your knowledge of the Bard by guessing the originals:

The Elsinore Vacillation
The Dunsinane Reforestation
The Kerchief Implication
The Rialto Sanction

These are the only ones I'm familiar with... I wonder if Rushdie created any more of them (before or after he offended the Religion of Peace)?

2 comments:

David Blixt said...

Oh dear lord, that's a fun game! Can I play?
"THE ILLYRIA TRANSFIGURATION"
"THE MILFORD HAVEN ASSASSINATION"
"THE VERONA INFUSION"
"THE FORUM CONSPIRACY" (too easy)
"THE TYRIAN REFUGEE"
"THE ALEXANDRIAN STING" (again, too easy)
"THE QUIXOTIC NECROPHELIAC"
"THE AGINCOURT BREACH"
&
"THE TRIPARTITE LEGACY"

Neil said...

'Tis very good, i'faith!