The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1485 Tuesday, 22 July 2003
Date: Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 11:14:50 +1000
Subject: Re: Shakespeare and Buffy
While I don't have a pop-culture reference to add, Philip's post about
Buffy and MoV made me stop to think about what a literate, and literary
show it really is.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed a musical should seek out the musical
episode in series six (entitled "Once More, With Feeling"), with its
huge range of clever references to Broadway gimmicks and styles. I
mention it because the genesis of this episode, according to
writer/director (and Stephen Sondheim's natural heir) Joss Whedon, lay
in after-work evenings the cast and crew would spend at Whedon's home
drinking tequila and reading Shakespeare aloud to one another.
Here's to eclectic tastes!
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