Thursday, 1 September 2011
Night of the Living Dead - For Kids!
This is a page from the school brochure I am designing.
I have spent the last couple of days transcribing the text and redesigning it as a stage show.
I used the original text available on line but my goodness it's different!
It finishes with Barbara still alive (this isn't the 1990 version) and McClelland apologises for shooting Ben (who in the earlier version was a hick truckdriver not a suave black guy) - so all the radical racial politics must have come from Duane Jones' casting. Fascinating.
As part of the prep for this, I will also be working on a soundtrack which hopefully I will be able to perform as a unique show away from the stage production.