The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2393  Tuesday, 10 December 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 09 Dec 2002 09:31:18 -0800
Subject:        Baz Luhrman Review

While this isn't strictly Shakespeare, I suspect I am not the only
subscriber to this list who received with mixed feelings the news that
Baz Luhrman is mounting a production of Puccini's "La Boheme."  I had a
chance to watch his R&J recently and I couldn't endure five minutes of
it, and thus wondered what kind of a hash he'd make of Boheme. So I was
surprised this morning to find that the NY Times has given it an
unqualified rave.  Well, if not exactly a rave, at least unqualified!

>With the films "Strictly Ballroom," "Romeo and Juliet" and
>"Moulin Rouge," Mr. Luhrmann and Ms. Martin brought an exultant,
>defiantly stagey sense of theatricality to the cinema. With "La

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