The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2408  Thursday, 12 December 2002

From:           Ted Dykstra <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 10:28:10 EST
Subject: 13.2404 Re: Baz Luhrman Review
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2404 Re: Baz Luhrman Review

It of course is no surpass to have such vehement bashing of anything
remotely modern from the mostly antiquated albeit distinguished and
witty subscribers to this list.

The one thing, the one interesting thing, anyway, that these outraged La
Boheme writers have in common: none of them have seen it. How arrogant.
How embarrassing, too.

If something becomes enormously popular, it is because someone involved
in the project is actually connected to what the masses want or need to
hear and see. The fact that one is NOT part of the overwhelming majority
does not make one some kind of visionary or champion of righteousness,
it just makes him/her an artist who has nothing to say to his/her

These posts remind me of the gentleman who thought teens could not
possibly comprehend Shakespeare, when really, it was he who couldn't
understand teens.

Just because it's beyond your ken, folks, at least do an artist's work
the courtesy of seeing it before you launch off on how you all wished
you'd been alive 3 centuries ago, where a lot of you belong, when I
guess everything was perfectly done because the books you read tell you

Ted Dykstra

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