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Skin: Rom. Allusions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2070  Monday, 27 October 2003

[1]     From:   Ann Carrigan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 09:32:52 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2043 Skin: Rom. Allusions

[2]     From:   Hugh Davis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 11:00:20 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2043 Skin: Rom. Allusions

[3]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 05:39:54 -0700
        Subj:   Ginger Lynn as a retired porn star in the new Fox drama Skin,
billed as a Romeo and Juliet set in Porn Valley

[4]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 22:55:46 -0400
        Subj:   LA Times review of the sins of 'Skin'


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From:           Ann Carrigan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 09:32:52 -0400
Subject: 14.2043 Skin: Rom. Allusions
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2043 Skin: Rom. Allusions

Hugh Grady <
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>Perhaps Richard Burt's new monitor has distracted him from his usual
>eagle-eyed survey of Shakespeare allusions in popular culture. A quite
>extended one aired on Fox TV last night--a new series called "Skin."

"Skin" allowed me to point out to my coworkers that Shakespeare wouldn't
be skittish to tackle the porn biz.  I found as much thematic tie to the
background of "Measure for Measure", which they were surprised to learn
included a political attempt to quash all the houses of sale in Vienna
(the adult entertainment industry.)

Hugh brings up a point, which is how on earth the R&J allegory can
sustain itself long-term. I think this tale will extend itself primarily
because the roles of the parents, and others, will be much more
prevalent than in R&J. Who knows whether Kevin Anderson's D.A. character
will be as corrupt as Angelo? But Ron Silver's porn king is no mere
tapster. It could be a clash of machiavels worth watching. I'll feel
better if they lose some of the clich

 

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