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Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2360  Thursday, 21 December 2000

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Dec 2000 10:52:01 -0800
Subject: Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS
Comment:        SHK 11.2352 Re: Julie Taymor's TITUS

I didn't explain this very well.

>If you read Alan Dessen's excellent book on this play in the Shakespeare
> in Performance series you will find that Taymor's film has many things
> in common not only with Warner's production, but a few others as well.

Alan's book came out before Taymor's film.  It does not discuss the film
or compare it to prior productions, thought I'd love to read Alan's
comments about this.  That's a hint Alan, you lurker, you.

I meant to say that I read Alan's book after seeing the film, and
spotted several things that had been done by a few prior stage
productions in three different countries.  Sorry for being obscure, but
I'm glad I've had another chance to mention Alan Dessen's terrific
book.  Shakespeare in Performance: Titus Andronicus, Manchester
University Press, distributed by St. Martin's in the USA.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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