The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0800  Thursday, 14 March 2002

From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 13 Mar 2002 13:21:48 -0500
Subject: 13.07385 Re: A Renaissance in Need of Reform
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.07385 Re: A Renaissance in Need of Reform

> Brain Willis's point is well-taken (that film adaptations of Shakespeare
> are the Late 20th Century equivalents of the Restoration adaptations),

I'm not so sure.  Cibber, Tate, et al., felt they were making necessary
improvements:  Shakespeare got it wrong -- for example, it is obvious
that Cordelia and Edgar were made for each other -- and it fell to them
to fix it.  Film directors may believe that their adaptations make the
plays more understandable, enjoyable, "commercial 

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