Book Description
Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. It is argued that Whedon’s work is more in harmony with the early modern values of Shakespeare than with modern ethics, which trace their origin to 17th and 18th-century moral philosophy. This study includes a detailed discussion of representative works of Shakespeare and Whedon, showing how they can and should be read as forms of narrative ethics. (X)

Book Description

Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. It is argued that Whedon’s work is more in harmony with the early modern values of Shakespeare than with modern ethics, which trace their origin to 17th and 18th-century moral philosophy. This study includes a detailed discussion of representative works of Shakespeare and Whedon, showing how they can and should be read as forms of narrative ethics. (X)

It’s a very safe place, Joss’ house. He had started doing Shakespeare and included me in that and I guess maybe it started with me and other people and we just had a glorious time. He did Hamlet and it was fabulous. Joss just tried to make it funny. And I was reminded in some ways that Hamlet is like a standup comedian. That’s one of the ways that Shakespeare keeps it entertaining cause he knew he was going to have this one actor stand there and talk to the audience for long periods of time and one of the ways to do that is to make it funny. So seeing Joss as Hamlet was fabulous.
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topatoco:

Do you guys know what the World Cup is? Me neither. I imagine it’s something like this t-shirt though.

"God damn it, we’ve got to do it, we’ve got to write that movie." - Joss Whedon after Drew Goddard bought this shirt at Comic-Con. And thus the idea they’d already been kicking around for awhile started to become the script for The Cabin In The Woods.

topatoco:

Do you guys know what the World Cup is? Me neither. I imagine it’s something like this t-shirt though.

"God damn it, we’ve got to do it, we’ve got to write that movie." - Joss Whedon after Drew Goddard bought this shirt at Comic-Con. And thus the idea they’d already been kicking around for awhile started to become the script for The Cabin In The Woods.

Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.
Joss Whedon