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Shakespearean References
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1357  Monday 2 August 1999.

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Sunday, 01 Aug 1999 09:48:03 -0400
        Subj:   Shakespeare in Lust

[2]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Sunday, 01 Aug 1999 22:33:12 -0400
        Subj:   Swingers, Man Without a Face, Sense and Sensibility


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 01 Aug 1999 09:48:03 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare in Lust

I ran across a porn video from Metro pictures called Shakespeare in
Lust_. Unfortunately, it is really only a compilation of hetero anal
scenes. There's no Shakespeare, just stuff like "ye olde blow job" on
the box cover.

Also, a stripper who performs Shakespeare named Rei (pronounced "Ray")
appeared on the Howard Stern TV show last Friday.  She was supposed to
read a "monologue" from Othello, but never got around to it.

Also of note: there's a pub called the Shakespeare Ale House in Terminal
Three of Heathrow airport, and there's a Shakespeare's International
Fish and Chips next to a pub called Othello's just outside of Victoria
Station (in London).

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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 01 Aug 1999 22:33:12 -0400
Subject:        Swingers, Man Without a Face, Sense and Sensibility

In the film Swingers, a character who played Hamlet off Broadway has
come
to Hollywood to make it as an actor and met with bad luck.  He ends up
auditioning for Goofy at Disneyland and doesn't get the part.  There's a
reference to Shakespeare ("not a lot of call for Shakespeare out here" a
friend says to him as they golf) and the Hamlet character later says
"the past is all prologue to what's to come."

In Man Without a Face, Mel Gibson's character cites lines from Shylock
and adds some from Antonio as well (without crediting the latter).

The film version of Sense and Sensibility changes all of Austen's
literary references so that they are all to Shakespeare.
 

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