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From Bard to Verse (BBC)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0828  Tuesday, 6 April 2004

From:           John Webb <
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Date:           Tuesday, 6 Apr 2004 11:15:35 +0100
Subject:        From Bard to Verse (BBC)

BBC Three is the BBC's channel aimed at the teenage audience. This brief
preview is from The Times:

"Throughout this week BBC Three is repackaging Shakespeare for the MTV
generation, with some of the Bard's works whittled down into sketches
set in contemporary times. Before you think of dumbing down take a look
at the stellar cast."

Series website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/tv/from_bard_to_verse.shtml

The most catchy item in the first episode, IMO, was Delroy Atkinson,
Ashley Campbell, Oliver Mason performing "It was a lover and his
lass..." from As You Like It. Very "pop video". The program guide
describes the performance as "performed as a rap". It was certainly
different, though I'm not certain that it will make Number 1 in the charts.

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