The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2348 Monday, 15 October 2001
Date: Saturday, 13 Oct 2001 16:51:03 -0400
Subject: PBS Masterpiece Theatre M of V Teaching Guide
I ordered one (they're free) for M of V and the upcoming Othello. The
Othello is an adaptation without the language set in contemporary
London. In what might be called "The C-O-mish," John Othello is a
Police Commissioner, his wife Dessie Brabant is a journalist, etc.
From the stills, looks like it is a movie (much like the recent O)
rather than a televised recording of a studio / theater production (like
the Nunn M of V). The recommended (very short) reading list is
unfortunate. Douglas Brode's execrable Shakespeare in the Movies is on
the list; James Shapioro's excellent Shakespeare and the Jews is not.
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