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More Rs to Branagh's *Ado*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 262.  Sunday, 25 April 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Jean Peterson <
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        Date:   Sunday, 25 Apr 1993 14:46:50 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
 
(2)     From:   Bernice Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.bitnet>
        Date:   Sunday, 25 Apr 1993 15:04 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
 
 
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From:           Jean Peterson <
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Date:           Sunday, 25 Apr 1993 14:46:50 -0400
Subject: 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
 
>Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 261.  Saturday, 24 April 1993.
>
>From:           Katherine West <
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>Date:           Saturday, 24 Apr 93 11:26:10 EDT
>Subject:        Re: SHK 4.0257  Birthday Invitation; Branagh *Ado*; Q:
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>I too enjoyed the Branagh _Much Ado_ at SAA.  However, did anyone else
>think Keanu Reeves was miscast as Don John?  Why not someone like Jack
>Nicholson?  Does anyone have ideas as to this casting choice???
 
        I imagine Keanu Reeves was cast for the same reason as Robert Sean
Leonard--a pop idol to bring in the young audience (is this too cynical?).
My opinion of Reeves is not that he was miscast, but that although he's
pretty, he can't act (witness his zombie-like delivery in My Own Private
Idaho, and, even more ludicrously, in the unspeakably awful Bram Stoker's
Dracula...).
 
                        Jean Peterson
 
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From:           Bernice Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.bitnet>
Date:           Sunday, 25 Apr 1993 15:04 EDT
Subject: 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0261  Re: Branagh's *Ado*
 
Katherine West asks about Keanu Reeves as Don John? What about Denzel
Washington as Don Pedro? What about the sinister Michael Keaton as Dogberry?
Playing against the grain for the fun of it?
 
Cheers,
 

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