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Old December 2 2012, 11:02 PM   #37
Greg Cox
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

stj wrote: View Post
A woman's statue coming to life (I've forgotten if that's Cymbeline or A Winter's Tale) had resonances that simply do not apply today. .
A Winter's Tale, as I recall.

I also have dim memories of an old Poul Anderson novel set in an alternate universe in which all of Shakespeare's plays were historically accurate. Bohemia has a coast, there were clocks in ancient Rome, Prospero and Miranda are real people, etc. I think the title was A Midsummer Tempest.

And I still have fond memories of a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that was set in a 1950's high school, complete with period music.

"Why must I be a teenager in love?" actually fit the plot rather well!
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