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Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0558  Tuesday, 16 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Lauren Bergquist<
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Jun 1998 11:07:38 -0400
        Subj:   Upcoming Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[2]     From:   Bob Haas <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Jun 1998 14:12:50 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[3]     From:   Suzanne Westfall <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Jun 1998 14:39:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[4]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Jun 1998 23:42:39 +0100
        Subj:   Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials


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From:           Lauren Bergquist<
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Date:           Monday, 15 Jun 1998 11:07:38 -0400
Subject:        Upcoming Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

>From Movieline Magazine,July 1998:

"Classic Approach:  Every studio in town is killing itself to find
material Gens X and Y will eat up, and with few Kevin Williamsons around
to crank out a Screamor I know What You Did Last Summer hit script,
execs are going in the opposite direction to update tried-and-true
classics, like Shakespeare. We've already seen Leonardo DiCaprio and
Claire Danes in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, and now there'll
be an updated The Taming of the Shrew titled Ten Things I Hate About
You, about a high-school senior (Heath Ledger) who finds himself falling
for the student (Julia Stiles) he's been hired to date.  Then there's
McBeth's, based on the Bard's Macbeth, which is being set in a fast-food
restaurant and stars Primary Colors' Maura Tierney.  The guy has yet to
be cast, but Murg thinks Paul Rudd, who made an extremely smooth Paris
in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, would be perfect as the
power-mad husband".

Also, if my memory serves me correctly, I believe it was in a Sunday
edition of The Boston Globea few weeks back where I read that Titus
Andronicus is being made into a movie, starring Anthony Hopkins in the
title role.  I think it is scheduled to come out sometime in 1999.
Finally some lesser known plays being brought to the screen!

Lauren Bergquist

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From:           Bob Haas <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Jun 1998 14:12:50 -0400
Subject:        Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

The male lead in _Joe MacBeth_ was Paul Douglas, who was a fairly
popular actor at the time, but like his costar Roman, is not very well
remembered today.  I've never seen this film, but keep hoping that AMC
will run it sometime; the network airs other Douglas features.

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From:           Suzanne Westfall <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Jun 1998 14:39:59 -0400
Subject:        Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

Way back in 1958 Canadian playwright Leonard Peterson wrote an Eskimo
version of Hamlet entitled THE GREAT HUNGER. Generally neglected now,
but worth a look.

Suzanne Westfall
Lafayette College

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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Jun 1998 23:42:39 +0100
Subject:        Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

It was Paul Douglas' and Sid James played the part of Banky

Cheers,
John Drakakis
 

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