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Pop Reference
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2130  Monday, 20 November 2000.

From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Monday, 20 Nov 2000 09:52:41 +0800
Subject:        Pop Reference

I have a pop Shakespeare reference that even Richard Burt may not have
found.  A new Singaporean film -- yes, there are such things -- called
The Chicken Rice War is a rewriting of Romeo and Juliet with the two
families recast as proprietors of rival food stalls in a working class
Singapore neighborhood.  The lovers are supposed to have met in a
university production of R&J and converse intermittently in the language
of the play.  Whether the film will ever be distributed outside this
region is an open question, but it's doing good local business.

Arthur Lindley
National U of Singapore

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