For those of you who have been truant the last couple of weeks, you may have missed an announcement made last week: we have a fun little contest for May, and one heckuva prize to tempt you into playing.
It’s a simple question, really:
“Who do you want to see tackle the role of Lear today?”
The only limitation is that the person (male or female) needs to be currently working (so no Richard Burton or even say Jack Nicholson [who hasn’t make a film in the last six years]).
Name your Lear and support your pick with some rationale. You can either tweet it to me with the hashtag #myLear4BSP — that’s the number 4 and the initials for the Bill / Shakespeare Project, or if you want to get more in-depth (i.e., longer than 140 characters) you can either put it into a comment in the thread of last week’s podcast interview with Jean Hegland, author of Still Time, OR you can email it to me at bill [at] thebillshakespeareproject.com
The best part about this contest (apart, of course, from hearing your great ideas) is the prize:
an autographed hardbound copy of Still Time!
Be aware, though, that our deadline is Wednesday, May 25 (that’s two weeks for today, babies!). I’ll pick the winner on that day, and then contact the winner so I can record her/him read the pick and reason on the air for our end-of-month and end-of-play podcast (which will, of course, include my own Lear cast and concept).
So consider this a gentle reminder (a not-so-gentle one [or three] will be coming your way as that deadline approaches)… to pick your Lear, and win an autographed copy of a great book.