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Old 12-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Has anyone else seen this? It was a BBC miniseries of four ninety minute modern day adaptations. I watched their version of Much Ado and I thought it was very, very good. Sarah Parish and Damian Lewis were excellent as Beatrice and Benedick. The other plays adapted were Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Taming of the Shrew.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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The thread may not be about the Royal Company but I'm a little surprised by the apparent lack of interest.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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I've meant to see it. I've got my own revisionist Shakespeare script in my quiver, so I certainly have a taste for it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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Language updated as well?

Or just setting and costumes?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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Language, as well.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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For my part, I much prefer tellings of Shakespeare to re-tellings.

IMO, the finest Shakespeare films have stuck quite closely to his language, and have been filmed in unmodern settings: Polanski's Macbeth, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and Henry V, and Olivier's Richard III.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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where can i see this?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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Language, as well.
So they update the language to something more modern? I'll pass.

When I want Shakespeare, I want Shakespeare. I don't want some watered down version that insults my intelligence because some producer thinks using my brain to listen to the dialog is too hard and it needs dumbed down so I can get it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #9
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So they update the language to something more modern? I'll pass.

When I want Shakespeare, I want Shakespeare. I don't want some watered down version that insults my intelligence because some producer thinks using my brain to listen to the dialog is too hard and it needs dumbed down so I can get it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #10
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So they update the language to something more modern? I'll pass.

When I want Shakespeare, I want Shakespeare. I don't want some watered down version that insults my intelligence because some producer thinks using my brain to listen to the dialog is too hard and it needs dumbed down so I can get it.
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