You know the jig, the lively dance that, back in the day, used to end all performances, no matter how gory or tragic? Well, I’m writing a meta-Shakespearean play so I can put a final jig into it.
No, actually it’s not quite as unhinged as it may sound. This is for the Other Company – the one of the Centipede. They asked for some Shakespeare of their own – just not quite Shakespeare, if you see what I mean.
So I’m writing them this theatre-within-theatre thing, and putting in a jig – because I’ve always wanted a jig, and this time I’m having one, so sue me.
And just so you won’t think I’m badly deranged, here you can see what it is all about, and here is an article on the subject.
And of course, there is no way I’m going to have anything even near this Globe-y perfection – but still, it’s well worth writing a play for the sake of it, don’t you think?