The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0569 Friday, 31 August 2007
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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