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Re: A Bold Troilus and Cressida
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1588  Monday, 11 August 2003

From:           Marcia Eppich-Harris <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Aug 2003 11:28:18 -0500
Subject: 14.1566 A Bold Troilus and Cressida
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1566 A Bold Troilus and Cressida

Paul Swanson wrote:

>Just as the speech ends, a strange, driving song begins to
> blare, and while the name and artist escapes me, the song includes
> lyrics saying something along the lines of "I want to f--k you like an
> animal" and something other bit about penetration. Then silence.

The song is called "Closer" and it's by Nine Inch Nails. Not exactly
what I would have chosen for a production of any sort, but to each
his/her own. I find that song really creepy, and yet it's also somehow
appealing. How is it that something can make your stomach turn and be
somehow insightful all at once? I guess a lot of art is like that
somehow. I wasn't able to go to the Stratford festival this year. I
don't know whether I would have liked this production or not. It sounds
incredibly disturbing. I'd love to hear other opinions!

Best,
Marcia Eppich-Harris
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