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Re: MND Films
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0607  Tuesday, 30 June 1998.

[1]     From:   Carl Fortunato <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 1998 14:13:32 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Jun 1998 16:59:49 -0700
        Subj:   SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply


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From:           Carl Fortunato <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jun 1998 14:13:32 EDT
Subject: 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus

In a message dated 98-06-29 14:07:54 EDT, you write:

>Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania?  Oh God!  Back to the good old Warner
>Brothers days, when Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland and Jimmy Cagney
>("you dirty sprite") bravely trod the boards.

Actually, I liked Cagney.  Bottom is a natural Cagney character, after
all.  The rest of the cast was uniformly awful, though, with Mickey
Rooney possibly turning in the worst Shakespearean performance of all
time.

Nice sets, though, even if they *were* all left over from other movies.

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Jun 1998 16:59:49 -0700
Subject: Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply
Comment:        SHK 9.0602  Re: Films: MND and Titus -Reply

Far be it from me to put the facts in the way of Charles Weinstein's wit
- well, not all that far.  Here are the facts.

Cast:
                        Kevin Kline --------- Bottom
                        Michelle Pfeiffer ----- Titania
                        Rupert Everett ------ Oberon
                        Stanley Tucci ------- Puck
                        Calista Flockhart ---- Helena
                        Anna Friel ---------- Hermia
                        Dominic West
                        Christian Bale ------- Demetrius
                        David Strathairn
                        Sophie Marceau
                        Bernard hill
                        Roger Rees
                        Max Wright
                        Gregory Jbara ------ Snub the Joiner
                        Bill Irwin ------------ Tom Snout
                        Sam Rockwell ------- Flute

                      Directed by: Michael Hoffman
                      Produced by: Leslie Urdang
                      Casting: Lora Kennedy (UK), Shaila Rubin (Italy)
                      Camera: Oliver Stapleton
                      Edited by: Garth Craven
                      Production design: Luciana Arrighi
                      Production Coordinator:
                      Costume design: Gabriella Pescucci
                      Written by: Michael Hoffman

The above is from a website called A Midsummer Night's Dream - Movie
Scans.

Cheers,
Mike Jensen
 

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