. . . and if I'm going to sit through the full version of Shaw's Man and Superman, it needs to be with a mesmerizing lead. Ralph Fiennes should fit the bill.
Returning to Shakespeare - this project looks intriguing. Contemporary novelists will be retelling Shakespeare's plays in novel form. The pairings are quite good. Jeanette Winterson (The Winter's Tale), Margaret Atwood (The Tempest), Anne Tyler (The Taming of the Shrew), Harold Jacobson (The Merchant of Venice), Jo Nesbo (Macbeth - that should be quite intense!), Gillian Flynn (Hamlet - hmmm, not sure about that one), Tracy Chevalier (Othello) and Edward St. Aubyn (King Lear).
I'm still trying to catch up with the recent Austen retellings.