Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Jim Johnson, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Marie1

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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.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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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?
     
  3. JD

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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.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

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    Typecasting. I played the fool in "King Lear". :rommie:
     
  5. Marie1

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    In high school... I played Paris... I got an A+... teacher's only note was that I made a great man... :shifty:
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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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. :lol:
     
  7. KRAD

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    ^ OMG, that's PERFECT!!!!! :bolian:
     
  8. Stevil2001

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    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/unconventional_director_sets
     
  9. Allyn Gibson

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    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.
     
  10. BrotherBenny

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    That was brilliant. Need to find it on DVD.
     
  11. skeletorsingh

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