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Re: Modern Adaptations; Shakespeare at the BAM
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0075  Saturday, 24 January 1998.

[1]     From:   John Walsh <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Jan 1998 12:39:06 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0071  Re: Modern Adaptations

[2]     From:   Peter Hillyar-Russ <
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        Date:   Saturday, 24 Jan 1998 10:00:50 -0000
        Subj:   Shakespeare at the BAM


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From:           John Walsh <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Jan 1998 12:39:06 -0500
Subject: 9.0071  Re: Modern Adaptations
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0071  Re: Modern Adaptations


Peter Holland writes:

>I don't know if he means 'is it available?' but it is easily available
>here in the UK. My local video store had sold out - so it's obviously
>popular. I particularly cherish the moment when Juliet's father is
>beaten over the head with a copy of the Yale Shakespeare.  And, by the
>way, to be pedantic, it's 'Tromeo and Juliet'.

Not pedantic at all, Peter-merely according a modern classic its due. If
you're interested, friends, you can visit Tromo Studios' web site for
the film-http://troma.com/tromeo.html-I think ordering info is available
there.

Hey! This list is a lot more fun than I thought it would be!

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From:           Peter Hillyar-Russ <
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Date:           Saturday, 24 Jan 1998 10:00:50 -0000
Subject:        Shakespeare at the BAM

If there are any SHAKSPERians in NY (!), who want to watch English
Theatre companies on tour at the BAM, may I strongly recommend the RNT
production of Othello which will be there in April.

I am one of (I believe) many English Shakespeare Play watchers, who find
that our National Theatre does Shakespeare rather better than the RSC -
possibly because they do not have to stage half a dozen plays by the one
dramatist every year, and can wait until they get a really good
production concept. And this one is REALLY GOOD (In my, not very humble,
opinion.) You should also get the original cast (David Harewood as
Othello, and the phenomenal Simon Russell Beale as Iago) - which is
often not the case with RSC tours.
 

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