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Re: SCOTLAND, PA
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1000  Tuesday, 1 May 2001

From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Monday, 30 Apr 2001 13:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.0987 SCOTLAND, PA, Study Guide
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0987 SCOTLAND, PA, Study Guide

> There is a new adaptation of MACBETH called
> SCOTLAND, PA which is
> scheduled to open in February distributed by Lot 47
> Films.  It is a dark
> comedy which parodies both the original as well as
> the recent spate of
> Shakespeare adaptations.  Christopher Walken plays
> McDuff.

Alas, I have no helpful suggestions for David on study guides.  But, as
to the movie itself...

I got curious and looked the film up on IMDb.  There was one "user
comment" from "timmyjd" of Los Angeles...no further information about
the author of this comment was available because of the IMDb security
precautions.  Anyway, Timmy gave it an 8.6 out of 10 and said this:

"I had the privilege of seeing this film at the 2001 Sundance Film
Festival. It was amazing. The audience loved it, laughing hysterically,
applauding wildly, and even bursting into spontaneous cheers.

"It is basically a 1970s "white-trash" version of Macbeth, a tale of
ambition, greed and fast-food.

"The cast is impeccable -- I highly recommend this movie."

Did anyone on the list see it at Sundance, or elsewhere?  If so, any
comments?

Cheers,
Karen Peterson

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