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Billy Bob on the Bard
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1847  Thursday, 7 October 2004

[1]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 19:37:17 +0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard

[2]     From:   Whitt Brantley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 09:59:32 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard

[3]     From:   Thomas Pendleton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 12:58:05 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard


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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 19:37:17 +0800
Subject: 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard

 >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?

[ . . . ]

Charles Weinstein perhaps?  After all, Thornton is heterosexual and
thin.  And the thought of Angelina Jolie as a rejected Ophelia has its
charms.

Arthur Lindley

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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 09:59:32 -0400
Subject: 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard

Things a redneck would never say:

I'll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex.

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From:           Thomas Pendleton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Oct 2004 12:58:05 -0400
Subject: 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1829 Billy Bob on the Bard

Billy Bob asks who would want to see him play Hamlet.  Respondeo: any
and every Shakespearean with access to a sling and/or an arrow.
Achilles asks, "Tell me, you heavens, in which part of his body shall I
destroy him?--whether there, or there, or there?" And Hector answers, ".
. . every where, yea, o'er and o'er."

Tom Pendleton

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