The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0987 Monday, 30 April 2001
Date: Sunday, 29 Apr 2001 14:35:20 -0400
Subject: SCOTLAND, PA, Study Guide
There is a new adaptation of MACBETH called SCOTLAND, PA which is
scheduled to open in February distributed by Lot 47 Films. It is a dark
comedy which parodies both the original as well as the recent spate of
Shakespeare adaptations. Christopher Walken plays McDuff.
I have been asked to help prepare a study guide for the film and would
appreciate opinions and suggestions regarding what makes a good, useful
study guide for Shakespeare films. What kinds of materials are useful
to include in such products?: pictures, posters, background, suggested
writing and research assignments, etc.? Of course, I realize that if
you haven't seen the film you can't be specific, but generic ideas are
As special preview screenings for the Shakespeare community are
scheduled, I'll keep the list informed.
Perhaps responses should be posted off list unless you think the topic
of the merits and demerits of study guides warrants an open airing.
Chair, Humanities Division
Marymound Manhattan College
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