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Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0565  Wednesday, 17 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Curtis Perry <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 09:11:04 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0558  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Dale Lyles <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 13:59:02 EDT
        Subj:   Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

[3]     From:   Ilona Goldmane <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 21:24:25 +0200 (WET)
        Subj:   Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials


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From:           Curtis Perry <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 09:11:04 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 9.0558  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0558  Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespeare

> >From Movieline Magazine,July 1998:
>
> "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".

Can this possibly be true?  Does anybody else know anything about it?
Is this a spatula I see before me?

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From:           Dale Lyles <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 13:59:02 EDT
Subject:        Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

Minor uses I've recently come across:

In the musical Ragtime, Coalhouse Walker says he loves Sarah "well, but
not too wisely."

In Barbara Kingsolver's novel Pigs in Heaven, which I am currently
reading, there is a Beatrice/Benedict twist to the plot which I am
hoping works as well as it did in the play.

Dale Lyles

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From:           Ilona Goldmane <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Jun 1998 21:24:25 +0200 (WET)
Subject:        Re: Contemporary Uses of Shakespearean Materials

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to ask you two questions:

1) Which XX century literary theories are more interesting and
appropriate to interpret Shakespearean tragedies?
2) What do you know about a "Hamlet" with Arnold Schwarznieger and don't
you think a little bit strange to invite this actor to this role?

Sincerely Yours,
Ilona Goldmane
University of Latvia
 

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