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Deform'd: the Untold Love Story of the Shakespearean Rogues by my imagination

Inspired by…
* Broadway musical Wicked
* Disney film Frozen
* Richard III and the real Richard III story
* The Taming of the Shrew
* and many other Shakespeare works

In the United Kingdom of Shakespeare, tomboyish Kate and angelic Bianca used to be the best friend to each other. Kate could sing and dance in a most unusual way they've ever known: the way we call a “musical style”. But there was one man who got terribly disturbed by this: William Shakespeare, the ruler of the entire kingdom himself! Finding Kate's strange (our *modern-styled*) singing style disgraceful to be existed in his kingdom, the dictator, with his magic feather pen, locked up Kate's mouth with the drawn-up mask which covers her mouth only.
Several years have passed, on her matrimony Kate (lack of education, thanks to Shakespeare who also joined the party) began to get insane and mess up her party. And as she willed to sing again, her mask began to have a little crack, and at last her mouth broke free! Shakespeare once again officially declared Kate to be a rogue of his kingdom.
So did Kate reply to Shakespeare's monstrous declaration (with our Modern English with an American accent, both which Shakespeare found barbaric and annoying!) that by herself she'll give him an outlaw. And on her adventure joined a fellow Shakespearean rogue: Richard, Duke of Gloucester (aka Richard III), who was once a handsome innocent youth, but by Shakespeare's jealousy toward his life, turned into a hunchback and falsely accused…

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 0

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Cast Results

Kate (The Taming of the Shrew): the main protagonist a la Elphaba and Elsa Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Samantha Barks 100% 

Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III): Kate's fellow outlaw and love interest Total Votes: 0

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William Shakespeare: the mortal dictator a la the Wizard of Oz and the Duke of Weselton, but with a threatening magical device Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Jonathan Pryce 50% 
  2. 2. Paul Giamatti 50% 

Henry, Earl of Richmond (Richard III): another villain, a la Hans Total Votes: 0

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Petruchio (The Taming of the Shrew): a Gaston-like figure hired by Shakespeare to tame Kate Total Votes: 0

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Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew): the Glinda/Anna of the story Total Votes: 0

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Shylock (The Merchant of Venice): another fellow outlaw to Kate and the only supporter of the romance of Kate and Richard beside Bianca Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. David Suchet 100% 

Romeo (Romeo and Juliet): the cameo a la Flynn/Eugene in Frozen Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Asa Butterfield 100% 

Juliet (Romeo and Juliet): the cameo a la Rapunzel in Frozen Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. ChloĆ« Grace Moretz 100% 

Young Kate Total Votes: 0

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Young Bianca Total Votes: 0

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