Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0053. Tuesday, 14 January 1997.
Date: Monday, 13 Jan 1997 13:59:51 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Shakespeare and Popular Culture]
A wide range of films and television programs using Shakespeare are discussed
in an anthology Lynda Boose and I have co-edited entitled _Shakespeare, the
Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video_. It is due out from
Routledge this September.
By the way Falstaff beer makes an appearance in My Own Private Idaho (Scott
Favor / Hal drinks it). The dog Wishbone plays Romeo in the Romeo and Juliet.
There is a Columbo episode involving Macbeth, a Brady Bunch about Romeo and
Juliet, a Gilligan's Island in which the crew produces "Hamlet, the Musical," a
Beverly Hills, 90210 with a brief part of the balcony scene played
cross-dressed, and a Family Matters and Martin also using Romeo and Juliet
(always the balcony scene).
I am presently writing about some of these episodes and a number of films
drawing on film theory and queer theory in a book entitled _Unspeakable
Shakespeares: Disonant Re-Mixes, Queerer FX_.