2007

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0569  Friday, 31 August 2007

From: 		Anna Kamaralli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 15:54:34 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 18.0564 Branagh's _As You Like It_
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0564 Branagh's _As You Like It_

 >Its chief problem was Howard's Rosalind, who could easily have been
 >mistaken for Much Ado's Hero:  a sweet conventional girl, facing
 >problems not of her making, and in way over her head. In other words,
 >an every day ingenue.

 >That, apparently, is the Rosalind Branagh prefers. There's no trace in
 >his movie of the resourceful, intelligent, and brilliantly perceptive
 >young woman -- clear-eyed even in the throes of love -- who is the
 >central character of Shakespeare's play.

No wonder it didn't last with Emma Thompson...

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