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Home :: Archive :: 1991 :: April ::
Spinoff: "Return to Forbidden Planet"
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 101. Thursday, 11 Apr 1991.
Date: 10 April 91, 09:42:32 EDT
Re:  musical works based on Shakespearean ones, as well as the earlier
"Forbidden Planet" note:  "Return to the Forbidden Planet," a rock musical
loosely based on "Forbidden Planet," but which borrowed lines from many
of Shakespeare's plays, was showing in London last summer, and may still be,
for all I know.  The music was mainly '50s and '60s rock, the staging was
elaborately high-tech, the Shakespearean references were outrageous, and
overall it was a lot of fun.
                                  [Linda Anderson
                                   Virginia Polytechnic Institute
                                       & State University]

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