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Shakespeare Sitcom Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0037  Wednesday, 15 February 2006

[1] 	From: 	David Frankel <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 12:27:47 -0500
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

[2] 	From: 	V. K. Inman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 19:01:21 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

[3] 	From: 	Jillanne Michell <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 18:05:04 -0800 (PST)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0030 Deceitful Plays

[4] 	From: 	Patty Winter <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 22:15:45 -0800
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[5] 	From: 	Olwen Terris <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 15 Feb 2006 09:58:22 -0000
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0025 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

[6] 	From: 	Fiona J Ritchie <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 15 Feb 2006 12:45:52 +0000
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From: 		David Frankel <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 12:27:47 -0500
Subject: 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

Not exactly a sitcom, but a 1999 of "The Famous Jett Jackson" on 
Nickelodeon featured a high school performance of Julius Caesar.  The 
play suffered a serious rewrite, though, as it ends with Caesar's 
assassination, if memory serves.

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From: 		V. K. Inman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 19:01:21 -0500
Subject: 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

Did anyone mention the Moonlighting Version of the Taming of the Shrew? 
There are timeless jokes in it relevant to Shakespeare.  I continued to 
use it with high school students even after the sitcom was cancelled and 
found it helped interest kids in Shakespeare.

V. K. Inman

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From: 		Jillanne Michell <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 18:05:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 17.0030 Deceitful Plays
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0030 Deceitful Plays

I think there was a Brady Bunch episode with Marcia as Juliet in a high 
school production, or maybe I just dreamed it . . .  Now that I think 
about it, Jan may have had a bit part in Macbeth (?) in another episode.

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From: 		Patty Winter <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 14 Feb 2006 22:15:45 -0800
Subject: 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0029 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

Boston Public "Chapter Sixty-Five"

The Shakespeare storyline in that episode of "Boston Public" involved 
Vice Principal Scott Gruber, who was played in the series by 
Shakespearean actor Anthony Heald. (I saw him do a great turn as Iago in 
Ashland a few years ago.) The Shakespeare raps were delightful.

Patty

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From: 		Olwen Terris <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 15 Feb 2006 09:58:22 -0000
Subject: 17.0025 Shakespeare Sitcom Question
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0025 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

There is an episode of CLUELESS first transmitted 13/2/1996, entitled 
ROMEO AND CHER in which the teacher Mr Hall (Wallace Shawn) has assigned 
his class to study 'Romeo and Juliet'. Amber (Elisa Donovan) sings a 
snatch from 'West Side Story' and tells her teacher that this is a 
reworking of Shakespeare's play. Mr Hall is not impressed and says 'she 
seems to think that every assignment is open to interpretation'.

Olwen Terris
Senior Researcher, Shakespeare Project

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From: 		Fiona J Ritchie <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 15 Feb 2006 12:45:52 +0000
Subject: 17.0025 Shakespeare Sitcom Question
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0025 Shakespeare Sitcom Question

I believe there was an episode of Saved by the Bell in which they were 
studying Romeo and Juliet.

Best,
Fiona

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