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Home :: Archive :: 1997 :: November ::
1988 Oxford Summer Study; Gangsta Sh.; Eve's Rom.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1182.  Thursday, 20 November 1997.

[1]     From:   William Williams <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 10:18:26 -0600
        Subj:   1988 Oxford Summer Study

[2]     From:   Richard A. Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 17:34:59 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Gangsta Shakespeare

[3]     From:   Richard A. Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 17:36:30 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Eve's R and J Bayou


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From:           William Williams <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 10:18:26 -0600
Subject:        1988 Oxford Summer Study

I thank the list in advance for its indulgence, Students interested in
for-credit summer study in Oxford in 1998 might want to visit:
http://www.niu.edu/acad/english/oxford.html

Thank you.

William Proctor Williams
Department of  English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL  60115
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From:           Richard A. Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 17:34:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Gangsta Shakespeare

Anyone interested in Mafia Shakespeare might be interested to know that
Shakespeare turns up in both parts of the recently aired (horrendous)
CBS min-series, Mafia Wives (aka Bella Mafia).  In the first part, the
grand dame (Vanessa Redgrave) gives her favorite son a copy of Hamlet
and cites the line about providence) before sending him off to Harvard
(the family lives in Palermo, Sicily).  In the second part, the bastard
son of a poor woman and the favorite son turns up later as an assassin
(of her sons by her previous lover's brothers-the other guy got
murdered) and mentions Romeo and Juliet (also citing it) before killing
two people on two separate occasions. I suppose one could try to make
something of the citations in relation to the gender reversal in the
story (the wives take revenge on the murders of all the males, adult and
children, in their family).  But it's unclear to me whether the energy
would be worth it.

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From:           Richard A. Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Nov 1997 17:36:30 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Eve's R and J Bayou

There are some incidental quotations from _Romeo and Juliet_ in the film
_Eve's  Bayou_.  They are not thematically integrated, as far as I could
see.
 

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