Posted by Bunch of Ice Productions on November 16, 2010
In case some of you didn’t already know, Owen is a perpetual writer for an online publication called MONDOMagazine, and a few years ago, Curtis was also a contributing writer. Recently, we were able to sit down and talk with Isaac Mills from MONDO about our Kill Shakespeare backup story.
MONDO: Your story is set in Julius Caesar’s era. Is there anything you would feel comfortable talking about with the story?
Owen: Our goal with this story was to sort of tangentially link one of the Shakespeare plays that Kill Shakespeare couldn’t really fit in because of the time difference. And so I won’t say exactly how, but we’ve sort of found a way to tie it in to that mythology and show how there are some common threads between the story of Julius Caesar and the other stories in Kill Shakespeare.
Curtis: Yeah, and in a way the Julius Caesar story itself is a pretty good allegory for what’s going on in their book because it’s a conspiracy to kill someone that they believe is a tyrant. And it’s kind of ambiguous as to whether or not he is a tyrant, or whether or not he’s a good person.
Owen: Right. It was really challenging in five pages to basically retell a significant chunk of Julius Caesar AND tie it in to their book AND make it a character piece. We had to be very economical.
Curtis: Five pages is really hard.