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Re: The Filth and the Fury
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2275  Friday, 8 December 2000

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 07 Dec 2000 11:04:58 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury

[2]     From:   Robert Shaughnessy <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 21:28:18 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Dec 2000 11:04:58 -0500
Subject: 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury

Yes, I noted it when it cam out last summer.

Also, I have some materials on Rotten and Olivier in my Unspeakable
ShaXXXspeares book.

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From:           Robert Shaughnessy <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 21:28:18 -0000
Subject: 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2247 The Filth and the Fury

In his autobiography, Lydon admits that the Rotten persona was directly
modeled on Olivier's Richard.  He also pays tribute to his English
teacher at school for introducing him to Shakespeare, and (invoking
notions of energy, immediacy, authenticity) draws a direct analogy
between him/it and punk, while remaining enough of a historicist to
insist that reviving either out of its originating context is a deeply
bogus exercise.  Lydon's parting shot to the audience at the last Sex
Pistols gig were 'Ever had the feeling you've been cheated?'  Sounds
familiar?

Robert Shaughnessy
 

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