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Home :: Archive :: 1998 :: November ::
Pop Music; Happiness; The Real Blonde
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1149  Monday, 16 November 1998.

[1]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 14 Nov 1998 09:50:06 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Pop Music

[2]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 14 Nov 1998 09:52:06 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Happiness

[3]     From:   Richard A Burt <
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        Date:   Sunday, 15 Nov 1998 18:07:55 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   The Real Blonde


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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 14 Nov 1998 09:50:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Pop Music

There's a song called Romeo (about the character) by Jes Klein (a woman
singer) on her album "wishes well disguised."

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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 14 Nov 1998 09:52:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Happiness

In the film _Happiness_, there is a shot held for about two minutes of
an obscene phone caller sitting on the couch of his neighbor (with her)
and a program for a performance of _Hamlet_ (lying upside down to the
camera) on the coffee table in front of them.  There is a picture of
Shakespeare on the program and the title says "London Shakespeare."

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From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 15 Nov 1998 18:07:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        The Real Blonde

Shakespeare makes an appearance in the film _The Real Blonde_ (dir. Tom
DiCillo, 1998).  As in _Happiness_ , _Two Girls and a Guy_, _Tromeo and
Juliet_, and _In and Out_, among others, Shakespeare is linked to sexual
dysfunction-in this case, male impotence.

An episode of the animated cartoon the X-Men that aired on UPN Sunday
morning Nov. 15, also cited a line from _Romeo and Juliet_ (a mutant
character named Wolverine whose girlfriend is marrying are parallel to
Romeo and Juliet redone as Beauty and the Beast).
 

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