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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2459  Monday, 23 December 2002

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Dec 2002 21:15:17 -0500
        Subj:   MACBETH!, The Rock Opera

[2]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 21 Dec 2002 21:38:12 -0500
        Subj:   VH! Big in 202 Shakespeare

[3]     From:   C. David Frankel <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Dec 2002 18:32:09 -0500
        Subj:   Rap Version of Hamlet


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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Dec 2002 21:15:17 -0500
Subject:        MACBETH!, The Rock Opera

http://ishtar.cdemusic.org/macbeth/

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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 21 Dec 2002 21:38:12 -0500
Subject:        VH! Big in 202 Shakespeare

On VH!'s "Big in 2002" award show, broadcast December 21, 2002, there as
an entry for rappers in films called "Shakespeare in Da Hiz-Hause."  Ice
Cube won for Barbershop.

http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/big_in/2002

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From:           C. David Frankel <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Dec 2002 18:32:09 -0500
Subject:        Rap Version of Hamlet

There's a pretty amusing rap version of Hamlet in the film Renaissance
Man.  Discussions about Hamlet feature prominently in the movie, most of
which takes place in a class for "dummies" during their army basic
training.

The students also go to see a performance of Henry V, part of which we,
the viewers, also get to see, and the turning point of the story
involves one of the students performing most of the Saint Crispin's Day
speech during a nighttime training exercise in the pouring rain.

The stars are Danny DeVito and Gregory Hines.

I use the Saint Crispin's Day performance in my Shakespeare class, after
showing and discussing the Olivier and Branagh version in order to make
some points about performance and performers and the ways in which the
text changes.

cdf

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