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Reasons for Shakespeare's current popularity on film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1318  Monday, 26 July 1999.

From:           Susan C Oldrieve <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Jul 1999 12:59:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Reasons for Shakespeare's current popularity on film

Evidently Blockbuster's is about to release "Shakespeare in Love" on
video, and I've been asked to do a short radio presentation for a local
station on why Shakespeare has become so popular recently.

I have some ideas of my own, but I am by no means an expert in this
area, so I would appreciate the responses of listservice members to this
question.

What do you think accounts for the number of films relating to
Shakespeare and for his burgeoning popularity (if in fact it is
burgeoning) in the last decade or so?

Thanks for your help!

Susan Oldrieve
Baldwin-Wallace College
 

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