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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1020.  Thursday, 9 October 1997.

[1]     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 10:40:15 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: A dumb query

[2]     From:   Barrett Fisher <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 14:37:25 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1014  Qs: 1000 Acres; Clapping; Race/Religion/Opera


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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 10:40:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Re: A dumb query

Dear Hardy and others:

I have been asked by someone planning a retirement party for a
Shakespeare director what the best net/web source for Shakespeare's
plays is, so that they can browse through for quotations.  How would an
informed person answer this (probably all too obvious) question. I need
to know in something of a hurry.

Thanks,
Milla Riggio

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From:           Barrett Fisher <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Oct 1997 14:37:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 8.1014  Qs: 1000 Acres; Clapping; Race/Religion/Opera
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1014  Qs: 1000 Acres; Clapping; Race/Religion/Opera

SHAKSPEREANS:

A colleague who will be teaching "Othello" has asked me if I can think
of any books or movies "inspired" by, or responding to, the play in much
the same way as Jane Smiley's "1000 Acres."  I cannot think of either a
film or book off the top of my hand, so I am drawing on your collective
wisdom for suggestions.

Since one theme of the play is miscegenation, I did tell her that Spike
Lee's "Do the Right Thing" is a good recent film treatment of mixed race
relationships, but that movie is hardly inspired by "Othello"; the
Denzel Washington character is also an adulterer, there is a large
subplot with a crackhead brother and, most importantly, the movie does
not have an Iago-figure or Iago perspective (though I suppose the
brothers of the white woman provide that to a certain extent).

Any help would be much appreciated.  Private replies are welcome if this
is not of general interest.

Barrett Fisher
Bethel College (MN)
 

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