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Re: What Dreams; Titus: The Movie; Elopement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0927  Thursday, 1 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 Sep 1998 14:45:28 +0000
        Subj:   Re: WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

[2]     From:   Michael Ullyot <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 Sep 1998 12:01:30 PDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0904 Re: Titus: The Movie

[3]     From:   Scott Crozier <
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        Date:   Thursday, 01 Oct 1998 09:36:25 +1000
        Subj:   Elopement and Escape


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Sep 1998 14:45:28 +0000
Subject:        Re: WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Michael Friedman asked about the film "WHAT DREAMS MAY COME."  The film
is based on a fantasy novel concerning the afterlife, which was written
by Richard Matheson about 20 years ago.

So the quote from HAMLET is appropriate to the subject matter, but other
than that, I don't recall any Shakespeare in the book.

I read somewhere that some people in Hollywood were concerned about the
title, because people who heard it and were not familiar with
Shakespeare thought it was "Wet Dreams May Come."

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From:           Michael Ullyot <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Sep 1998 12:01:30 PDT
Subject: 9.0904 Re: Titus: The Movie
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0904 Re: Titus: The Movie

Karen Coley has set off an interesting spate of responses to her query
about the new _Titus_ movie. Anthony Hopkins indeed! Perhaps he'll
recover from the disastrous spectacle of this summer's _Zorro_.  On the
subject of new films, a recent string on SHAKSPER discussed the upcoming
film version of _Dream_. Any others currently in production?  I'd
personally love to see a movie about the wanderings of Pericles, Prince
of Tyre. Complete with violent seastorms and Frankensteinian alchemy,
this play is one story that would delight a modern film audience-since
stage productions have obvious limitations.

Michael Ullyot

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From:           Scott Crozier <
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Date:           Thursday, 01 Oct 1998 09:36:25 +1000
Subject:        Elopement and Escape

Stuart Manger writes:

Spectacular example of elopement is, of course, in MND: Hermia and
Lysander. And interestingly, Shakespeare allows it to go wrong, as he
does (following sources) in R and J. I wonder why?

How does Shakespeare allow it to "go wrong"?  They suffer but are
enriched by their experiences and when they return to civilization, they
are married.  I would suggest that there are problems suggested by their
return, but at least their elopement was successful in the end.

Scott Crozier
 

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