As we approach the famed “To Be, or Not to Be” soliloquy in class, I went searching for some renditions of it on the internet. I came across and decided to post this little number – a youtuber’s adaptation of the speech, put into song.
I thought it’d be good to post this, as it is highly relevant to what I’m looking at for my summative project – a musical composition tied in with the play. I’ve toyed with the idea of putting a soliloquy to music, and this is a fine example of the potential that idea possesses.
I’ll admit, I find her song a touch too cheery for such serious subject matter, but it’s impressive all the same. Most songs aren’t in Iambic Pentameter!
I will definitely post more on my composition as it comes together. I myself am leaning less towards the acoustic folk sound and more towards a choral, atmospheric vibe. I think it could fit well with a soliloquy. Only time will tell!