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Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2161  Wednesday, 30 October 2002

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 15:49:02 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

[2]     From:   Jay Louden <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 09:25:32 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

[3]     From:   Virginia Byrne <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 17:00:04 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

[4]     From:   John V. Knapp <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2002 00:30:13 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Response to Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 15:49:02 +0000
Subject: 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

The ACT production of "Taming Of The Shrew that Michael B. Luskin wrote
about is now available on DVD from Broadway Theater Archives, which also
has the Sam Waterston production of "Much Ado About Nothing."

Richard Nathan

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From:           Jay Louden <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 09:25:32 -0800
Subject: 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

The trouble is, though, that students often assume that because they
have seen the movie, they needn't read the text. They even assume that
because they have seen "Ten Things I Hate About You," they know "Shrew."
I would just give them a teaser, say the first scene between Kate and
Petruchio and then show the whole video after they have read the entire
text.

Jay Louden
Sage Hill School
Newport Beach, CA

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From:           Virginia Byrne <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 17:00:04 EST
Subject: 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

I just ordered the DVD from The Broadway Archives actually kultur
international film in New Jersey www.kultur.com

Virginia Byrne

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From:           John V. Knapp <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Oct 2002 00:30:13 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...
Comment:        Response to Re: SHK 13.2152 Re: Taming of the Shrew Film...

Dear Mr. Luskin --

With all due respects to your attempt at motivating semi-literate
students to "experience" Shakespeare, I think the WORST strategy for a
teacher is to show the kids a film version BEFORE they've struggled with
the text themselves.  There are many pedagogically-sound ways of getting
recalcitrant students to read early modern English; however, once
they've seen a film version first, THAT version is embedded in their
minds as THE play, and their imaginative recreation (imagining
characters, scenes, specific movements) of the words-on-the-page is
calcified in a way that does not seem to happen with live theater.  In
the USA at least, we seem to be raising a generation of non-readers
aided and abetted, in part, by teachers giving in to the pressures of
those more interested in video-games, TV, and film versions of S.
glossing over the most important elements -- language and verbal music
-- found in much live theatre.

John V. Knapp

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