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Re: Romeo and Juliet Assorted
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0351.  Thursday, 13 March 1997.

[1]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 09:32:22 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0346  Re: Tromeo and Juliet

[2]     From:   Lyn Wood <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 06:30:09 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0345  Romeo and Juliet

[3]     From:   Mark Mann  <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 11:37:13 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0346 Re: Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest
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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 09:32:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0346  Re: Tromeo and Juliet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0346  Re: Tromeo and Juliet

There is porn in Tromeo and Juliet.  Tromeo masturbates to an
interactive CD-Rom entitled As You Lick It (he passes up Et Tus Blow
Job, Merchant of Penis, and Much Ado About Humping.  Juliet dials 1 900
ful-staf and has phone sex.  Tromeo's father, Monty Q, owned a porn
flick business before Cappy (Capulet) stole it from him.  And there is
some nudity. Rosaline has sex with a lover she dumps Tromeo for and
Romeo and Juliet of course have a nude sex scene.  But he film situates
porn in relation to the grotesque body.  I tries to gross out its
audience.  So Juliet dreams of a Fabio looking guy whose erection turns
into  a "penis monster."  Her father abuses her.  Going John Ford one
better, Tromeo and Juliet turn out to be brother and sister.  They don't
care and live happily ever after, bearing three mutant children. The
potion she drinks so as o avoid having to marry London (Paris) turns her
into a human transsexual pig (until Tromeo kisses her).  Troma Video,
the producer, also brought the Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em
High.  My students like it.  I thought it tries too hard to be offensive
and ends up being pretty sweet.

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From:           Lyn Wood <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 06:30:09 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 8.0345  Romeo and Juliet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0345  Romeo and Juliet

Jimmy asked about "Tromeo and Juliet".  This is a low-budget horror film
from Troma, a company specializing in low-budget horror films.  I
haven't seen it, but I've read about it.  A sample of the dialogue is:

Juliet:  Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Romeo:  Yeah, it really sucks.

There are lots of gory murders and explosions, and Juliet turns into a
mutant cow and wreaks havoc on the Montagues.  The filmmakers were
quoted as saying this is "Romeo and Juliet" as Shakespeare would've
written it if he were alive today.

Uh-huh.

Lyn Wood

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From:           Mark Mann  <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Mar 1997 11:37:13 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0346 Re: Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0346 Re: Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare's toughest
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In a message dated 97-03-12 08:25:09 EST, you write:

<< After the Capulet's party, escaping from Mercutio's conjurations, our
hero leapt over the hedge... but his sword caught in the branches, he
tangled in his pumpkin-pants, and fell flat upon his face.  And then, of
course, had to arise and deliver "He jests at scars that never felt a
wound...." >>
Ha! reminds me of a production of Othello I was in, when, at the
emotional conclusion, our Othello, who was a large, rather overweight
gentleman,  had somehow neglected to fasten his suspenders to his
pumpkin pants, and as he bent over Desdemona and said, " I kissed thee
ere I killed thee..." down came the pants to half-mast - then he died
over her, aiming large, white boxer shorts in the direction of the rest
of us on stage. There was a long, stunned silence, till the actor
playing Lodovico came up with his line " Cover them, the object poisons
sight". Not, as they say, a dry seat in the house.

By the by, if anyone has such stories, please pass 'em along-I can't get
enough of anecdotes of these kind......cheers....Mark Mann
 

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