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Re: Titus Andronicus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0710  Thursday, 22 April 1999.

[1]     From:   Helen Ostovich <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 09:12:02 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0698 Re: Titus Andronicus

[2]     From:   Hugh Howard Davis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 13:46:46 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0707 Re: Titus Andronicus


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From:           Helen Ostovich <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 09:12:02 -0400
Subject: 10.0698 Re: Titus Andronicus
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0698 Re: Titus Andronicus

Re _Titus_ cast and crew:

>Julie Taymor's production, filmed mostly in Rome, with Anthony Hopkins
>as Titus and Jessica Lange as (I think) Lavinia, is probably not a
>space-opera, though Taymor is best known for her costumes for the stage
>production of The Lion King.

This is from the website:

Titus
Genre: Historical/Drama.
Studio: Unknown.
Production Company: Overseas Filmgroup/Pacifica.

Project Phase: In the Can.

Who's In It: Anthony Hopkins (Titus Andronicus); Jessica Lange (Tamora);
Laura Fraser (Lavinia);; Angus MacFayden; Alan Cumming (Saturninus);
Matthew Rhys (Demetrius); Harry J. Lennix (Aaron); Colm Feore; Jonathan
Rhys-Meyers (Chiron).

Who's Making It: Julie Taymor (Director, Screenwriter); Paul G. Allen,
Jody Patton, Colleen Hunt (Producers); Brad Moseley (Executive
Producer); Theo Angell (Director of Photography); Milena Canonero
(Costume Designer); Elliot Goldenthal (Musical Score); based on the play
by William Shakespeare.

Helen
Editor, EARLY THEATRE / Dept of English CNH-321
McMaster University

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From:           Hugh Howard Davis <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 13:46:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.0707 Re: Titus Andronicus
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0707 Re: Titus Andronicus

On Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999, Robin Hamilton wrote:

>>P.S.: Sorry, I meant to ask what a space-opera is?

>Originally opera (obviously), then "horse opera" (dismissive reference
>to cowboy stories-usually filmed?), then enters SF (in contrast to
>"hard" science fiction-Hal Clements and Arthur C. Clarke) -- E.E. ("Doc)
>Smith, and on a higher level, Van Vogt.  Shifts from there to filmed
>SF-Star Wars as space opera as opposed to e.g. 2001.

>Dunno whether THE FORBIDDEN PLANET would count as a space opera version
>of THE TEMPEST  or not ...

Given your definition, then, no, -Forbidden Planet- is not a space opera
version.

Hugh Davis
 

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