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Bard on Broadway
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2278  Thursday, 23 December 1999.

From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Dec 1999 10:24:23 -0500
Subject:        Bard on Broadway

A few weeks ago, PBS aired a show featuring "the great ladies of
Broadway," which led me to wonder what the card would read for a similar
performance by Shakespearean characters:

CORDELIA: "Nothing"/A Chorus Line ("They all felt something...but I felt
nothing, except a feeling that this bullshit was absurd.")

BEROWNE & Company: "There is Nothing Like a Dame"/South Pacific ("We got
volleyball and ping pong and a lotta dandy games...What ain't we got? We
ain't got dames!")

BARNARDINE: "And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going"/DreamGirls ("...and I
don't want to be free...")

LADY MACBETH: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair"/South
Pacific

If we could extend to country music, an ANTONIO/MV ANTONIO/TN duet of
"You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" would work well here

The climax, of course, would be the film tie-in medley:

TITUS: "I Can Cook Too"/On the Town and "The son is going to come up,
Tamora."

Dana (Shilling)
 

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