1996

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0658.  Saturday, 14 September 1996.

From:           Jung Jimmy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 14 Sep 1996  8:19am
Subject:        Just Like Romeo and Juliet

I had not seen this show up, so I guess it died in the server confusion last
week.

I just saw the trailer for Romeo and Juliet, which has apparently been moved to
a contemporary setting.  Like much Hollywood advertising, it was long on flash,
short on content.  The only dialogue they showed was a wailing Romeo standing
in the rain hollering "Juliet" a la' "Stella."  My question is this, did they
stick with the text, or did they modernize?  While old text/new settings is
common place on the stage; somehow the notion of Mercutio going off about Queen
Mab, while standing in the hood with a 9mm seems disconcerting.  (can you say,
"when your a jet"?)

jimmy

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