The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0354 Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Date: July 22, 2013 4:14:45 PM EDT
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: Carlie’s R&J
Re: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ starring Hailee Steinfeld gets US release date
By Chelsea Boyd
June 11, 2013
The article concludes, “Who knows, maybe 40 years from now, ninth-grade English students will be watching a 2013 classic.”
While this film appears to be visually stunning, and very possibly the actors will play their roles brilliantly, I must object to the stupidification of the text!
Virtually every line appearing in the preview at the link is a bastardization of what Shakespeare actually wrote.
I certainly would not show this film to my students were I still in the classroom.