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Re: Fletcher; *Oth.* Film; Marx/Eagleton
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0432.  Wednesday, 31 May 1995.
 
(1)     From:   James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Tuesday, 30 May 1995 15:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Time's Spear/Arrow
 
(2)     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 May 1995 22:37:34 +0100
        Subj:   Othello film news
 
(3)     From:   Chris Stroffolino <LS0796@ALBNYVMS.BITNET>
        Date:   Wednesday, 31 May 1995 01:15:02 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0425  Marx/Eagleton;
 
 
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From:           James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Tuesday, 30 May 1995 15:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Time's Spear/Arrow
 
> P. S. Have you ever noticed that Fletcher sounds very much like the Spanish
> word for arrow -flecha-? What do you make of the pair: Shake-SPEARE and
> FLECHA?
 
... And if you're into cross- [popular-] cultural conspiracy theories about the
Authorship question, what do you make of the old Wrigley's Doublemint Gum ad
that slyly opined that "Some call it a SPEAR, others call it an ARROW"?
 
Jim (Gumshoe) Schaefer
 
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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 May 1995 22:37:34 +0100
Subject:        Othello film news
 
Some of you have no doubt seen this, since it was an AP wire story, but there
was an item in the paper today about the new Othello film. It will star
Laurence Fishburne as the Moor, Kenneth Branagh as Iago, and Irene Jacob (not
Uma Thurman) as Desdemona, and will begin shooting in Italy next month.  I will
quote the last three paragraphs:
 
    "First-time director Oliver Parker said the play's dialogue, which gave
the English language the phrases 'green-eyed monster' and 'One that loved
not wisely, but too well,' needed updating to keep the movie moving.
    "'Where I feel verse is not necessarily contributing to the emotion of a
scene, I make the dialogue more conversational,' he said.
    "Parker, a veteran of the British theater, received financial backing
for the film only when Branagh --- an accomplished Shakespearean whose
own directorial debut was 'Henry V' --- agreed to appear in it."
 
Hmmm.  "More conversational" --- sound kind of like A.L. Rowse's Contemporary
Shakespeare that caused such a ruckus a decade or so ago.  I imagine
SHAKSPERians will have things to say on this, so I'll refrain from comment
at the moment.
 
Dave Kathman

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From:           Chris Stroffolino <LS0796@ALBNYVMS.BITNET>
Date:           Wednesday, 31 May 1995 01:15:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 6.0425  Marx/Eagleton;
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0425  Marx/Eagleton;
 
Re--the Marx/Eagleton debate--
 
One question I'm especially interested in (inspired by Godshalk's comments
about his leftist student chuckling the Eagleton book out the window) is what
anyone on this list may consider a superior marxist (historical materialist)
approach to reading Shakespeare? Dollimore backs away from hardcore Marxism as
much as Eagleton... maybe Stallybrass?
 

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