The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0358  Wednesday, 24 July 2013

From:        Jed Serrano <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 23, 2013 9:18:51 PM EDT

Subject:     RE: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Starring Hailee Steinfeld 


Mari Bonomi objects to the “stupidification” of the text in the coming R&J movie. 


But part of a director’s dilemma, save fidelity, is also to communicate with the audience, stupefied or not. Making bastards of Shakespeare’s words aren’t legible in the director’s intentions, but being understood is, like any decent director.     


If a teacher cares more about the plays’s text then she shouldn’t use class to show movies. More, if you’re a serious purist you’d teach the plays in their original pronunciation besides.  




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