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Old December 19 2008, 10:34 PM   #301
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I had to read 13 Shakespeare plays and works in 6 months... the source of a lot of allusions etc became clear... it was dizzying.
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Old December 19 2008, 10:45 PM   #302
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I caught Patrick Stewart in THE TEMPEST, of course. I also have fond memories of both James Earl Jones and Laurence Olivier as King Lear (not in the same production,natch). And I once saw a great production of MIDSUMMER that shifted the setting to a 1950's high school a la GREASE.

The latter brought all new meaning to the line: "Let us ROCK the ground on which these sleepers lie!"

If not for Shakespeare, where would TOS have gotten some of its best titles?
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Old December 19 2008, 10:56 PM   #303
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Lol, I didn't realize there had been so much playing around with the settings for Shakespeare's plays. The only thing like that that I've seen is Baz Lurhman's (wow I actually got that right on my first try) Romeo + Juliet, which is IMO one of the better versions of the story despite the setting change.
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Old December 19 2008, 11:31 PM   #304
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Most of the students just recited the lines dryly, but I always made it a performance.
Typecasting. I played the fool in "King Lear".
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Old December 19 2008, 11:44 PM   #305
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Most of the students just recited the lines dryly, but I always made it a performance.
Typecasting. I played the fool in "King Lear".
In high school... I played Paris... I got an A+... teacher's only note was that I made a great man...
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Old December 20 2008, 01:56 AM   #306
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The High School I work at recently did A Midsummers Nights Dream and set the story in the 1960's. Oberon's crew were all dressed up like hippies and Titania's people were all beatniks.
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Old December 20 2008, 02:38 AM   #307
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^ OMG, that's PERFECT!!!!!
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Old December 22 2008, 05:53 AM   #308
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Lol, I didn't realize there had been so much playing around with the settings for Shakespeare's plays. The only thing like that that I've seen is Baz Lurhman's (wow I actually got that right on my first try) Romeo + Juliet, which is IMO one of the better versions of the story despite the setting change.
http://www.theonion.com/content/news..._director_sets
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Old December 22 2008, 03:18 PM   #309
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

How true, how true.

Patrick Stewart staged a revisionist take of Othello about fifteen years ago; Stewart played the Moor, and Ron Canada played Iago, as a band of mercenaries in combat fatigues.

I love Ian McKellan's Richard III, which transplants the setting to a fascist Britain of the 1930s.
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Old December 22 2008, 03:23 PM   #310
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I love Ian McKellan's Richard III, which transplants the setting to a fascist Britain of the 1930s.
That was brilliant. Need to find it on DVD.
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Old December 23 2008, 06:02 PM   #311
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Back to the OT, this is an interesting and insightful article about the recent job losses at the book publishers. It really is too bad about Marco and I hope the DS9 Relaunch continues on the excellent course he started it on.

http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2...ing/index.html
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