The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1860 Tuesday, 3 October 2000.
Date: Monday, 02 Oct 2000 13:35:55 -0700
Subject: 11.1755 Re: Detective Shakespeare
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1755 Re: Detective Shakespeare
I second Tanya Gough's evocation of Theatre of Blood. I'm always tempted
to use it for my Shakespeare and Film course but never do, precisely
because one has to know Cymbeline and several other better known plays
quite intimately to get the true schlocky readings of Shakespeare. My
favorite point is the Merchant of Venice murder because they make that
"very large CUT" in the script!!! I'd love to know what Diana Rigg
remembers about filming it. I've often wondered if she was selected to
succeed Vincent Price as the host of PBS Mystery because of Theatre of
Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh springs to my mind for the detective
Shakespeare, although one needn't know any theory; just Macbeth's stage
history and superstition.