Now the question is, do we use songs already in existence (do we just play them on cd or do we find a band to play them and have the actors sing?) or do we see if we can find someone to either put Shakespeare's words to music or write new songs? I would like all, or at least, most of the songs to be in English (to be more accessible and to match the play) and I'm currently looking for a choreographer to work with for the dance number.
To give you some examples of what I'm thinking of, I have posted some youtube videos:
Here is a beautiful number from the movie Devdas. The main character is trying to keep a lamp (which represents the man she's in love with) from going out. It has been burning for eight years.
This number from 500 Days of Summer is also Bollywood-esque, and more what it would be like if we were just playing a CD, but I really prefer the idea of having live music or at least actors singing along.
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