The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1312 Wednesday, 10 August 2005
Date: Tuesday, 09 Aug 2005 22:48:04 -0700
Subject: Blond Bombshell Sizzles as Juliet!
The newspapers have been running stories the last few days about some
transcribed tapes recorded by Marilyn Monroe just before her death in
1962. A tidbit from the Independent Aug. 5: "Slightly more serious in
tone, though arguably no less startling, is Monroe's apparent
determination to change gear professionally, and take on Shakespeare on
film. Maybe this had to do with Monroe's belief that, after 30 films and
one Golden Globe Award, for Some Like it Hot, the critics were still not
taking her seriously. The plan, she says, is eventually to 'produce and
act in the Marilyn Monroe Shakespeare Film Festival'. She says she will
dedicate a whole year to studying Shakespearean acting with Lee
Strasberg and then will go to Olivier for additional help that he once
promised her." Elsewhere the paper noted that Monroe wanted to play
Juliet and have sex on stage with Romeo.
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