In the following article, Sir Ian McKellen talks specifically about his 1930s version of Shakespeare’s “Richard III”.
No mention is made of the real Richard, oh, and the horse for his kingdom has become a jeep! There are various reasons why I will not be watching this, but tell me, how can it really be Shakespeare’s Richard if more than two and a half hours and forty characters have been cut? Two and a half hours and forty characters? A great many of the Bard’s nuances are bound to have been sacrificed.
It’s art, I know, and one of hundreds of interpretations over the years, so my quibbles are neither here nor there in the great scheme of things. They matter to me, though.