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Shakespeare, Internet, Movies, and More
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0925  Tuesday, 1 June 1999.

[1]     From:   Allan Blackman <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 May 1999 15:33:32 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   FYI: Filmography Database

[2]     From:   Christopher Warley <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 May 1999 10:17:43 -0400
        Subj:   Shk at the Movies

[3]     From:   Michael McMahon <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 May 1999 16:25:22 +0100
        Subj:   New, Free On-Line Critical Work on Shakespeare

[4]     From:   Aaron Keith <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 May 1999 18:26:31 EDT
        Subj:   Shakespeare in Love


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From:           Allan Blackman <
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Date:           Monday, 31 May 1999 15:33:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        FYI: Filmography Database

Those interested in film treatments should try

        http://us.imdb.com

the international movie database, where a search on 'Shakespeare' yields
375 hits, starting with King John (1899).  This site was mentioned in a
piece on Shakespeare in film in the Sunday Times Arts and Leisure
Section.

Allan Blackman

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From:           Christopher Warley <
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Date:           Monday, 31 May 1999 10:17:43 -0400
Subject:        Shk at the Movies

For some nearly brilliant take-offs on popularized Shakespeare movies,
try looking at suck.com from last Friday - 28 May.

Chris Warley

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From:           Michael McMahon <
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Date:           Monday, 31 May 1999 16:25:22 +0100
Subject:        New, Free On-Line Critical Work on Shakespeare

Dr Derek Todd, who was Senior Lecturer in English at the Univeristy of
Durham (England) for many years has just published a quite remarkable
work of criticism  - Seminars on the Bard - on the net. You can download
the first of its four parts instantly, free of charge, by visiting
www.worldwidebooks.com and following the links marked Books or The
Bookshelves.

It is a very unusual work in that it sets down, with commentary, the
developing critical thinking of a group of real university students who
met under his tutelage for weekly seminars. It is as much about the way
that different  minds respond to Shakespeare as it is about the work of
Shakespeare himself.

Michael McMahon

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From:           Aaron Keith <
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Date:           Monday, 31 May 1999 18:26:31 EDT
Subject:        Shakespeare in Love

Having recently watched Shakespeare in Love, and currently reading
Shakespeare for Dummies I was struck by an opposition of the two.
Actors in the Elizabethan era were considered immoral, akin to
prostitutes and therefore a play would be considered an immoral
recreation.  If this is so, then why where they so frequented?  In the
movie, Queen Elizabeth even takes in the play.  Is this fact
historically wrong?  Am I right in believing that there was always a
tawdry aura around plays in this time frame or am I mislead in thinking
this?  Also for anyone else who has seen the movie, what did you think
of it?  I enjoyed it, but didn't truly feel it was Best Picture
material.  And as for Shakespeare for Dummies, I'm finding it
refreshing.  Is there a taboo around such a text that would remove some
of Shakespeare's mysticism?

           Aaron Keith
 

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