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Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0590  Wednesday, 31 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Andy White <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 09:46:24 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos

[2]     From:   Frank Whigham <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 07:47:59 -0800
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[3]     From:   Fran Teague <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 10:15:52 -0500 (EST)
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From:           Andy White <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 09:46:24 -0500
Subject: 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos

There was a marvelous production of Duchess of Malfi done a few years
back-a fellow listserv member (Ms. Gouch?) might be able to get you a
copy. I wasn't much interested in the play until I saw it, and of course
I can't remember the cast right now, but they did a good job
(considering it was apparently done on the cheap).

Andy White
Arlington, VA

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From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 07:47:59 -0800
Subject: 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos

There's the Oxford Drama Society Doctor Faustus, with Richard Burton and
Andreas Teubner; the HBO (I think) Changeling with Bob Hoskins; and the
Derek Jarman Edward II adaptation (strong stuff for an unsophisticated
audience). The last can be rented; for the others you have to know
someone with a tape, so far as I know; though The Upstart Crow might
have them.  There was also a good Edward II with Ian Whatsisname, back
in the immediately-pre-BBC-Shakespeare days.

Frank Whigham

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From:           Fran Teague <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 10:15:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0573 Non-Shakespearean Videos

Jeffrey Myers asks about film/video productions of Renaissance drama,
and I'm sure other will tell him about the usual suspects (Edw2, DrF,
Volp, etc.). I wanted to talk about a slightly different way we can use
movies to teach Renaissance drama. Here's a copy of the assignment that
I used last year with some success. This research paper worked very well
indeed. If anyone wants to see an on-line version of one student's work
(comparing Philaster and The Princess Bride) e-mail me off-list for more
info:

Sample Topics for Research Paper: I'd like you to do research comparing
one of these plays to a contemporary film. You choose the play and film
and approach. Here are some possibilities, but you might well choose to
shape your term project in a different way.

Heathers as a Re-working of The Changeling

The Faust Legend in Hollywood (check out the Internet Movie Data Base
search engine under "genre: deal-with-the-devil")

The Con Man as Hero in Volpone and the film of your choice (e.g., The
Sting, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, or Honey Pot).

The Duchess of Malfi and Renaissance Queens OR Werewolves in The Duchess
of Malfi and Hollywood Suicide and Honor in The Broken Heart and film of
your choice (Leaving Las Vegas? Harold and Maude?)

Changing Ideas of Race: The Masque of Blackness and The Color Purple,
Amistad . . .

Philaster and Twelfth Night: Girls in Drag and Pretty Boys OR The Nature
of Romance in Philaster and The Princess Bride (or Star Wars for that
matter)

The Shoemakers Holiday and Working Girl: Rising to the Top in Working
Class Comedy

The Knight of the Burning Pestle and Airplane (or the Naked Gun movies
or whatever): The Spoof as Art

Fran Teague <http://www.arches.uga.edu/~fteague>
 

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