The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0423  Wednesday, 1 March 2000.

From:           Jimmy Jung <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 28 Feb 2000 12:50:51 -0500
Subject: 11.0411 Taymor Titus and Julia Roberts
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0411 Taymor Titus and Julia Roberts

Perhaps Professor Cook would like to see Julia Roberts as Lavinia;
especially in Act II?  : )

Act 2, Scene 4
Another part of the forest.
Enter DEMETRIUS and CHIRON with LAVINIA, ravished; her hands cut off,
and her tongue cut out.

Is "ravished" a direction for the actress or costume design?

>Again, I repeat my plea: love it or hate it, this is a film that needs
>to be supported in the theatres to send a message that there is an
>audience for intelligent films and that some of us would like to see
>more films like this one and not just one more Julia Roberts film.

PS: If the lady at Cineplex Odeon Cinema is to be believed, Titus will
be closing in Washington DC on Thursday; so I'll be there Wednesday
evening, tonight being my night for that other classical dramatist,
Buffy The Vampire Slayer.


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