Make sure you read that right, Margot Robbie will be bringing a female-LED version of Shakespeare to television. It won’t be an entirely female cast from what it sounds like, but it will be an all female creative team behind the scenes in order to enact something quite different that has the advantage of having never been seen before. She’ll be bringing forth the works of Shakespeare as told by the female cast members, which is something that many people might be very interested in since it raises some very unique ideas on what can be done and how it can be adapted. Just imagine if you were to hear the story of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of Juliet instead?
The idea has a lot of merit since it’s something that a lot of people feel needs to happen and should be given the green light without hesitation. So far Robbie has been doing her best to push it through and it should be happening eventually. Her pull when it comes to getting projects ready to go is great enough that this one should be coming out eventually and should be able to wow the viewers with its distinctively female voice. There will no doubt be those that claim that it’s perverting the works of Shakespeare but the easiest way to shut those dissenting voices down would be to state that the bard’s works have been used in so many different ways to date and exploited in so many different manners that this one at least would be sticking closely to the stories, if only by keeping the same characters and plot lines it would seem.
How closely the stories are going to be followed however is still kind of a question but it does seem as though Robbie will be wanting to keep the essence of the stories alive but be given a new viewpoint from which to tell the tale. That alone is something that should be easy to embrace since it is something new and dynamic enough to spark the kind of interest in viewers that has been lacking some productions as of late. People always clamor for something new and exciting, and this might be something that will gladly keep them entertained for the ten stand-alone episodes that will be coming. It’s enough to know that Robbie will be the one producing them, but the idea that women will be behind the project from conception to release is something that should make a lot of people happy.
If you think about it just for a second men have dominated the story-telling in TV and movies for a long, long time. Female input has still been a factor but not nearly as much as is needed in order to make any story truly balanced. There have been those that have attempted to speak from the point of view of the woman but have still been forced to follow the rules of a primarily male creative team. This should be different thankfully.