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Re: Shakespeare and Pop Culture
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1237  Friday, 4 December 1998.

From:           Barbara R> Hume <
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Date:           Thursday, 03 Dec 1998 12:55:20 -0700
Subject: 9.1228  Re: Shakespeare and Pop Culture
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1228  Re: Shakespeare and Pop Culture

>> According to the review, the film
>>concludes with Shatner singing "one of the most original Shakespeare
>>homages ever offered."

There are quite a few references to Shakespeare in Star Trek. In ST4,
for example, McCoy replied to a comment of Spock's, "Angels and
ministers of grace defend us."  Spock immediately identified the quote
in his usual pedantic fashion. I was also amused by the reference to
Jacquelline Suzanne and Harold Robbins as "the greats" of the late
twentieth century.

BTW, the 1956 SF movie Forbidden Planet is said to be a version of _The
Tempest_.

Oh! Did anyone see the hilarious version of Taming of the Shrew they did
on Moonlighting?

Barbara Hume
 

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