The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2152 Tuesday, 29 October 2002
From: Michael B. Luskin <
Date: Monday, 28 Oct 2002 17:27:36 EST
Subject: Taming of the Shrew Film...
I am slower than the average dope, but I finally figured out that
EVERYONE who replied was talking about the same thing, a William Ball,
American Conservatory Theatre, production, starring Marc Singer, that
aired on PBS.... Now to get a copy to show a class. I will start with
the library. Someone on this list kindly offered to send me a copy, or
lend it to me, for which I and a class will be grateful.
While on this subject, I have always noticed that before seeing a
Shakespeare play, a class is very down on the prospect. Afterwards,
just the opposite. I think that more film, less reading, up front is the
way to teach Shakespeare. In fact, seeing the play before reading a
line of it is probably excellent pedagogical technique. If you can put
up with the surprised statements, along the lines of "I actually enjoyed
it!", or "It wasn't so bad!", or "Reading it won't be too bad!", you can
sneak a book into them with little trouble.
Thanks to all.
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