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Re: Shakespeare in Book of Pooh
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2109  Wednesday, 5 September 2001

From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Tuesday, 04 Sep 2001 20:20:54 -0500
Subject: 12.2100 Shakespeare in Book of Pooh
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2100 Shakespeare in Book of Pooh

>  Richard Burt wrote:
>
> On Saturday Sept. 1, Disney's The Book of Pooh had an episode with Pooh
> and Piglet help Owl clean his room, and a copy of Shakespeare's works
> falls down.  Owl proceeds to perform parodic versions of famous
> speeches.

I'm interested to know just HOW the versions were "parodic"?  Did you
feel the authors meant to parody? or perhaps to paraphrase, thinking
small children in the audience wouldn't get it?  or was it the owl's
character that chose to do parodies?  or maybe, Owl was pontificating
beyond his ken and merely got it all wrong.  I think these choices are
all different and I wonder WHY it felt parodic to you rather than
honoring Shakes, or some other reason.

Susan.

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