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Re: Revenger's Tragedy Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2274  Tuesday, 2 October 2001

From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Oct 2001 21:56:34 -0400
Subject: Revenger's Tragedy Film
Comment:        SHK 12.2259 Revenger's Tragedy Film

Peter M. McCluskey informs us:

> Alex Cox, director of "Repo Man," "Sid & Nancy," and several other
> offbeat films, is in post-production with an adaptation of Middleton's
> "The Revenger's Tragedy."  According to Cox's website (alexcox.com),
> "This particular project has been in the works since 1976, when I read
> the original text in the library instead of revising for my exams. The
> editing, special effects work, and music (by Chumbawamba?), will be
> complete by Xmas 2001, and the film will be out next year."

I, for one, am excited to see a film version of this marvelous play. The
dates are curious; in 1976, I believe that _The Revenger's Tragedy_ was
generally still being attributed to Cyril Tourneur. When, exactly, and
why, was the attribution changed? I have to admit that I haven't
followed recent scholarship, but I always thought the Middleton
designation a bit shaky.

Curiously,
Paul E. Doniger

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