The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0898  Thursday, 12 October 2006

From: 		Tanya Gough <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 12 Oct 2006 09:47:11 -0400
Subject: 	Measure for Measure and Macbeth Films

Measure for Measure:
Lucky Strike Productions in the UK is working on an updated version of 
Measure for Measure, due to be completed in November.

A trailer has been posted here: http://www.pressonfeatures.com/Trailer.html

Macbeth (Australia):
If you haven't already seen it, the trailer for the Australian Macbeth 
directed by Geoffrey Wright (of Romper Stomper fame) can be found here: 

We saw it at the Toronto Film Festival last month and were not 
particularly pleased.  It's very flashy: funky costumes, lighting, 
trendy sets.  But the text is heavily cut and rearranged, and Mr. Wright 
explained that many of the best known speeches had been cut altogether 
because he wanted to avoid the sense that the actors were quoting famous 
lines.  Thus, "lay on, MacDuff!" is gone from the final fight 
altogether, and "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" is appended over 
the closing shots and credits as an afterward.

Macbeth (UK):
Directed by Nicholas Paton for Jeamland Productions.  A series of 
trailers are available here:

Tanya Gough
The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue

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