The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0302 Monday, 22 February 1999.
From: Richard A Burt <
Date: Sunday, 21 Feb 1999 13:05:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: High School Shakespeare
I saw Jawbreakers last night. There is a brief mention of Shakespeare
in an English class. The play under discussion is Macbeth, the
character is Lady Macbeth. Surprisingly, three out of the four trailers
also had Shakespeare references. Never Been Kissed (with Dru Barrymore
playing a nerdy 24 yr old who returns to high school pretending to be
17) has a scene in an English class about As You Like It, and The Rage:
Carrie II has a similar scene in which Romeo and Juliet is being
discussed (shots of a girl jumping to her death from a school building
are intercut with shots of the class discussion). The other trailer was
for the adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew entitled Ten Things I Hate
About You. It's set in high school.