In today's review, I discuss whether we Aussies are good at modernizing Shakespeare.
I have wanted to be a writer since I was 9 years old after reading the second Harry Potterf novel. I hope to become a playwright, lyricist, poet, diarist and stage actor. I usually write poltiical stuff, often challenging the flaws of society. My recurring themes in some of the things I write are anti-bullying messages, support of gay marriager, criticism of the mental health system in Australia, anti-alchohol messages, anti-gambling messages and pro-philiosphy.
I love classic literature, musical theatre, rom-coms, the human body and beat poetry.
My favourite books are: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling; Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl; Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; and Black Snake: The Daring of Ned Kelly by Carole Wilkinson.
My favourite stage plays are: The Cruiclble by Arthur Miller; Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett; The Seagull by Anton Chekov; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare; and Blackrock by Nick Enright.
My favourite musicals are The Phantom of the Opera; Les Miserables; Jesus Christ Superstar; RENT!; Oliver!; Sweeney Todd; and The Rocky Horror Show.
My writing infuences are Charles Dickens, J.K. Rolwing, Ned Kelly (I'll explain that some other day), Anne Frank, Roald Dahl, Oscar Wilde, W.S. Gilbert, Peter Carey, Matt Lucas & David Walliams, William Shakespeare, Shelley Scown (my high school drama teacher), Tim Burton, John August, C.S. Lewis, Steve Kloves, The Blackadder Series, plus many many more. (I have at least 40 writers and artists who have been heavily influences on my working for various different writing genress)
When it comes to writing genres, I write verse novels, absurdist plays, free verse poetry, sung-through musicals and books of philosophy. Random quoations about my confusion of life. And for my acting, I have the ambition to plays these characters: Malvolio in Twlefth Night; The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera; Inspector Javert in a new screen adaptation of Les Miz; Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady; Fagin in Oliver!; Jacob Marley in an adaptation of A Christmas Carol; The Kingly Ghost in Hamlet; Macbeth in Macbeth; Richard III in Richard III; Sir John Falstaff in Henry the Fourth; The Wizard of Oz in Wicked; King Herod or Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar; Frank N Further in The Rocky Horror Show; and Judge Turpin or Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
At present, I am working on a series of YouTube videos featuring my poems entitled "The Angry Beat Poet". I will begin the series in March 2014.