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Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1432  Tuesday, 30 August 2005

[1] 	From: 	Al Magary <
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	Date: 	Monday, 29 Aug 2005 17:26:02 -0700
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax

[2] 	From: 	Bill Arnold <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 07:03:50 -0700 (PDT)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax


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From: 		Al Magary <
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Date: 		Monday, 29 Aug 2005 17:26:02 -0700
Subject: 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax

Virginia M. Byrne wrote:

 >I personally think it is absolutely amazing that Tom Cruise
 >knows of Shakespeare.

Beneath the egotistical displays Cruise is an intelligent actor, as he 
showed in, eg, Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), and 
Collateral (2004).  But even with the celebrity he can't shake, Cruise 
could play Benedick or Petruchio--in a movie, not on stage..

Cheers,
Al Magary

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From: 		Bill Arnold <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 07:03:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1412 Tom Cruise-Shakespeare Hoax

JD Markel writes,  'A similar strange but true report..."Jessica Simpson 
Sets Sight on Shakespeare.'"

Then Jessica Simpson writes, or says, ""I have always loved Shakespeare. 
That's the job I want - anything at the Globe."

Well, if I were still stringing for The National Enquirer, or Saturday 
Night Live were reading our SHAKSPER, [ testing: one, two, three! ] I 
would write a lead that we get our photo editor to doctor a photo of her 
in Daisy Duke's short shorts, carrying a tray of cigarette packs, and 
walking stage front, and turning back to the audience, in the "To be or 
not to be" monologue by Hamlet, with Hamlet played by Brad Pitt.  She 
would not have to have any dialogue balloon, saving her the utter 
embarrassment of a blundered line.  Let the eye candy speak for itself!

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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