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Re: Shakespeare in Movies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2547  Monday, 5 November 2001

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Friday, 2 Nov 2001 10:17:44 -0600
Subject: 12.2493 Re: Shakespeare in Movies
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2493 Re: Shakespeare in Movies

I haven't seen "The Quiet Man" in a while, although it shows up fairly
frequently on AMC (or TCM), but my recollection of it doesn't make it
very similar to "Shrew." Mary Kate isn't really a shrew but a determined
young woman, who, if she's going to marry, is going to do it the right
(traditional, Irish, country) way. She doesn't have a younger sister or
a father, but an older brother -- and he's the problem, not she. I don't
recall that she got educated to a proper respect for men / husbands
either.

I'm not sure what persuaded Ford that any woman with independence of
mind is necessarily a shrew, so that a story about one is necessarily a
version of "TS." But to me the differences are radical.

Pleasant to recall that romantic classic, though.

don

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