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Moonlighting *Shrew*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0688.  Saturday, 20 August 1994.
 
From:           Lynn A. Parks <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Aug 1994 09:39:26 CST
Subject:        Moonlighting's Taming of the Shrew
 
It's obviously tough to make *Taming* palatable to modern sensibilities.  One
way to do so is just change the ending so that Kate comes out on top--or, well,
equal, at least.  Such was done on the defunct TV series "Moonlighting" several
years ago.  I taped the episode and showed it to my 12th grade English classes
as a counterpoint to their reading of *Taming*.  The paired pieces can make for
some lively discussions on various topics--feminism, Shakespeare vs. popular
culture, etc.  I think the "Moonlighting" version is quite funny, but then, I
liked "The Lion King," too.
 

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