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Romeo and Juliet in Spiderman 2
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1375  Friday, 2 July 2004

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 Jul 2004 21:14:19 -0400
Subject:        Romeo and Juliet in Spiderman 2

The play is briefly referenced in a shot of books Peter Parker is
reading. The Signet edition of  R and J is on the top of the pile.
Parker is reading (aloud) from The Song of Hiawatha.   The Wasteland is
also mentioned by Doc Oc (before he becomes a villain), whose wife was
an English major.  Oc tells Parker that poetry is the way to a woman's
heart.  The film does not follow the narrative of R and J. Brief moments
of a production of The Importance of Earnest are seen because Mary Jane
plays the lead.  The film, which I enjoyed immensely, is not exactly
Wildean either.

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