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Re: Shakespeare In and Out
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1574  Thursday, 24 August 2000.

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Aug 2000 09:56:21 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1566 Shakespeare In and Out

[2]     From:   Tanya Gough <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Aug 2000 11:10:47 -0400
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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Aug 2000 09:56:21 -0400
Subject: 11.1566 Shakespeare In and Out
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1566 Shakespeare In and Out

Yes, Troma sent me a copy, and I have seen it. I have to say it was
rather disappointing. It's about a guy in porn who ends up doing a
Hamlet production (he plays Hamlet) in a retirement home.  The other
plot involves a character who is making the film of this actor. The
filmmaker's father was also a filmmaker who died when the son was a
child (no foul play, and no Gertrude like mother around).  The son makes
the film in his father's memory.  Its pretty crudely film (as one would
expect from a Troma film) and not very funny. The film was produced by
Troma.  Lloyd Kaufman had nothing to do with it.

You should be able to order it from the Troma website.

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From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Aug 2000 11:10:47 -0400
Subject: 11.1566 Shakespeare In and Out
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1566 Shakespeare In and Out

>I seem to recall reading a blurb about a Troma movie (the guys who
>brought us 'Tromeo and Juliet' and 'The Toxic Avenger') called
>'Shakespeare In and Out' which is about a young aspirant to the
>Shakespearian stage who winds up doing porn instead.  Anyone seen it?

Not a lot of Shakespeare content on that one, Toby, although there is a
mildly amusing set of scenes at the end, after the hero has abandoned
porn to play Hamlet with a group called "Shakespeare for Seniors."

The choice to make a pseudo-realistic mockumentary means you are looking
at the porn industry as it really is (which is, frankly, pretty boring),
not as Troma could so easily have conceived it.  My staff member Noah
calls it "mildly amusing but slow and tedious."  It would have been much
better if they had chosen to go overboard with the porn angle with that
particular testosterone driven adolescent touch Troma is so well known
for.

Tanya Gough
Porn Yorick Shakespeare Multimedia
 

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