Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2004 :: October ::
Billy Bob on the Bard
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1829  Wednesday, 6 October 2004

[1]     From:   Deborah Selden <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 5 Oct 2004 09:23:36 -0500
        Subj:   Billy Bob on the Bard

[2]     From:   David Kathman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 05 Oct 2004 11:55:49 -0500
        Subj:   Billy Bob Thornton Bashes the Bard


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Deborah Selden <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 5 Oct 2004 09:23:36 -0500
Subject:        Billy Bob on the Bard

Another beacon of literary acumen weighs in on the literary merit of the
Bard.

<http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004461322,00.html>

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           David Kathman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 05 Oct 2004 11:55:49 -0500
Subject:        Billy Bob Thornton Bashes the Bard

Actor Billy Bob Thornton has added himself to the distinguished list of
Shakespeare-bashers, in an interview with the UK's Sun newspaper.  The
online version has a somewhat amusing graphic comparing the careers of
Thornton and Shakespeare.

Dave Kathman

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

---------------------------
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004461322,00.html

Billy: Bard's a load of bull

By SEAN HAMILTON
and DEREK BROWN

HOLLYWOOD star Billy Bob Thornton has created Much Ado in the acting
world - by branding William Shakespeare "bulls**t".

The heavily-tattooed American actor, 49 - whose films include Bad Santa
and Armageddon - launched an astonishing attack on the Bard.

He compared the legendary English playwright's work to corny soap operas.

He said: "I think Shakespeare's overrated. It's bulls**t. I'd never go
and see a Shakespeare play. Who'd want to see me in Hamlet?

[ . . . ]

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.