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Re: Hoffman's MND
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1004  Wednesday, 2 May 2001

From:           Jim Lusardi <
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Date:           Monday, 30 Apr 2001 17:44:24 -0400
Subject: 12.0905 Hoffman's MND (1999)
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0905 Hoffman's MND (1999)

Dear Eva D.:

For Samuel Crowl's review of Hoffman MND, see Shakespeare Bulletin 17.3
(Summer 1999): 41-42.

Jim l., Co-Editor, SB

>I am currently writing my final paper for University. It's a film
>analysis of Hoffman's (starladden) 1999 version of MND.
>
>I know that the film has briefly been a topic on the list in 1999 and
>(not having been a subscriber back then) was able to have a look at the
>relevant postings on the website (brill work, Eric, thanks!).  Still, I
>wandered whether any of you would like to share any new ideas or
>insights (or to raise more questions) concerning the film.
>
>I am (obviously?) most interested in Bottom and the special role he
>plays in Hoffman's version. And what about Mrs Bottom?  What about the
>bicycles? Clever conceit or cheap farce?
>
>Anything you can think of will be welcome.
>
>I'm also desperately seeking some more detailed information on the
>director's cv and formation which seems to be rather difficult to find.
>There isn't anything much on the IMDB and I haven't found much on the
>Internet in general.
>
>Thanks for any suggestions.
>
>Greetings from Aachen, Germany,
>Eva Dikow

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