The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1351 Thursday, 31 December 1998.
Date: Wednesday, 30 Dec 1998 11:36:21 -0600
Subject: Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love
Has anyone else noted that the casts of ELIZABETH and SHAKESPEARE IN
LOVE share many of the same actors (most notably Joseph Fiennes and
Geoffrey Rush)? Does anyone know if this was an intentional plan by
motion picture studios to allow each film's success to impact the other
(not necessarily a proven tactic)? The reason these questions popped
into my head is that I was watching a preview on TV for ELIZABETH (which
I am planning to see this afternoon), and I kept seeing actors that I
knew from SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the clips. At first, I thought it was
a publicity stunt by the SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE camp, in which they were
inserting scenes into ELIZABETH's preview just for fun. It turns out
that is not the case. Nevertheless, I am very excited to see such
wonderfully talented actors bringing the Renaissance to life on the
silver screen, and in such vastly different ways.