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Baz Luhrmann compares “Elvis” to Shakespeare

June 23, 2022

We’re hours away from Baz Luhrmann’s theatrical debut Elvis and the heartbreaking story of Elvis Presley is as cautious as it is inviting. When someone promises to make all your dreams come true, always approach the invitation with caution.

Go to the theater to see Elvis will be an experience in itself; the one that Luhrmann compares to a work of the great Shakespeare. It’s tied together throughout the narrative, but most importantly, in the contrast between the villain and himself – he’s not a one-layered character, he’s multi-faceted – he’s Colonel Tom Parker.