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Spinoff Films
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 2. Wednesday, 2 Jan 1991.
 
Date:         Wed, 02 Jan 91 22:18:33 EST
From:         Ken Steele <
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Subject:      Spinoff Films
 
 
    For those still tracking Shakespearean spinoffs, especially
Laurence Schimel at Yale, here are a few cinematic ones I don't
believe we've mentioned, from a *Toronto Star* piece this past
week:
 
    Paul Mazursky's 1982 film, *Tempest*:  "John Cassavetes
    plays a disgruntled New York architect who decides to chuck
    his life of luxury and move to a deserted, sun-splashed Greek
    island with his teenage daughter (Molly Ringwald), girlfriend
    (Susan Sarandon), and low-life servant (Raul Julia)."
 
    Orson Welles' 1967 film, *Chimes at Midnight*, also known as
    *Falstaff* (?): Welles "...manages to stitch together elements of
    five Shakespearean plays....  Drawing heavily from *Henry IV,
    Parts 1 and 2*, Welles offers a personal and highly
    idiosyncratic look at Elizabethan England from its lighthearted
    taverns to its back alleys of decay."
 
 
                                      Ken Steele
                                      University of Toronto
 

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