Shakespeare in the Cartoons
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1233 Monday, 5 July 1999.
From: Tanya Gough <
Date: Saturday, 3 Jul 1999 12:31:56 -0400
Subject: Shakespeare in the Cartoons
While flipping channels this morning, I came across a cartoon called
"Pepper Ann" which I had never seen before. After the school play
opens, the heroine, Pepper Ann, gets the only good review in the show.
The ensuing dialog goes something like this:
Pepper Ann; You wanna know what the secret to success is? To thine own
self be true.
Girl 1: You know who wrote that, don't you? William Shatner
Girl 2. Shakespeare. William Shakespeare.
Which reminds me, the Free Enterprise website is up and running, and we
are anticipating the arrival of the soundtrack in the store any day
now. The OST includes "The Artist Formerly Known As Shatner" (swear to
god that's what it says) performing a rap version of Julius Caesar. The
film is said to abound with Shakespeare references, and is set to open
July 4 in Los Angeles.