The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0354  Tuesday, 23 July 2013


From:        Mari Bonomi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 22, 2013 4:14:45 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Carlie’s R&J


Re: Romeo and Juliet’ starring Hailee Steinfeld gets US release date  

By Chelsea Boyd 

June 11, 2013 


The article concludes, “Who knows, maybe 40 years from now, ninth-grade English students will be watching a 2013 classic.”


While this film appears to be visually stunning, and very possibly the actors will play their roles brilliantly, I must object to the stupidification of the text!


Virtually every line appearing in the preview at the link is a bastardization of what Shakespeare actually wrote.


I certainly would not show this film to my students were I still in the classroom.


Mari Bonomi


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