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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1143  Friday, 28 May 2004

[1]     From:   Scott Sharplin <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 May 2004 11:23:31 -0600 (MDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1132 Films

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Thursday, 27 May 2004 21:11:34 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1132 Films


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From:           Scott Sharplin <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 May 2004 11:23:31 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: 15.1132 Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1132 Films

Re: Troilus & Cressida Film

Although I love the play, I cannot bring myself to feel excitement at
the prospect of a Hollywood-produced adaptation of Troilus & Cressida.
For one thing, the script would almost certainly be adapted and cut
beyond recognition. Hunky/sexy actors with no Shakespearean training
would be cast (Keanu Reeves, DiCaprio, Pfeiffer or the equally
disappointing Calista Flockhart). And, most distressingly, the vicious
anti-war theme that runs throughout T&C would be lost, or at the very
least watered down to nothing.

Having said all that, I'm not above a bit of wish-list casting. I'd pick
Jake Gyllenhaal and Julia Stiles as T&C, and Jeremy Davies as Thersites.

Scott Sharplin

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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Thursday, 27 May 2004 21:11:34 +0100
Subject: 15.1132 Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1132 Films

Graham Hall writes: "but in these days of genderless casting."  Does he
mean films?  Do men play women and girls play boys in the films Mr Hall
watches? "... in theses days" suggests a widespread practise.  But
precisely where?

SAM SMALL

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