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Re: DC Romeo and Juliet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1078  Saturday, 20 April 2002

[1]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Apr 2002 11:03:53 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1069 Re: DC Romeo and Juliet

[2]     From:   Bill Arnold <
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        Date:   Thursday, 18 Apr 2002 20:04:46 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1060 DC Romeo and Juliet


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From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Apr 2002 11:03:53 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1069 Re: DC Romeo and Juliet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1069 Re: DC Romeo and Juliet

>If you're asking
>about the portrayal of couple with tender and/or
>erotic interest, then
>my vote goes for Antony and Cleopatra. An audacious
>play, not discussed
>enough here.
>
>Jack Heller

Absolutely. Bravo Jack. Antony and Cleo is my vote for most underrated
play in the Shakespeare canon.

Brian Willis

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Date:           Thursday, 18 Apr 2002 20:04:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1060 DC Romeo and Juliet (and a little about the
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1060 DC Romeo and Juliet (and a little about the
Dunciad thread)

Jimmy Jung writes, "In particular, with the roles of Hamlet and Romeo,
there are those lines and moments that we all know too well.  When the
'light is breaking through the yonder window', or the Prince is 'to
being and not to being,' my chest tightens with the familiarity, I'm
yanked out of the story.  It is a circumstance that is only magnified
when a 'classically trained' actor, who knows 'how to speak
Shakespeare,' takes on 'The Greatest Speeches in English Drama'...I
would even recommend to Mr. Weinstein 'Romeo Must Die,' with a big ole'
bowl of popcorn (but mostly for the fight scenes)."

JJ writes so many wonderful lines I wished to have quote them all, but
he did bring into my mind with those above the ghastly image of a
"classically trained" actor, William F. Buckley, Jr., with his bulging
eyes and flickering tongue, and oh! his well-mannered Englishings, and I
wonder which Shakespeare role Mr. Weinstein would cast _Will B_ in?
Guesses, anyone?

Bill Arnold

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