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  •  I think I'll "watch" it twice....once with my eyes (3+ / 0-)
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    LoreleiHI, anotherdemocrat, NonnyO

    closed, just listening to it...theatre of the mind, as it were.

    Then I can watch it with open eyes to get a kick out of the modernism.

    After all, when originally written, it was in "modern English" of the day.

    I heard they did it at Joss's house...he used to have some of his actors (for other shows) over to work through scenes, iirc.

    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:38:06 PM PDT

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    •  yep, Joss' house (2+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, The Marti

      and yes, they have gotten together for years to read Shakespeare -- not everyone all the time, but whoever can

    •  Yes, Whedon was on Colbert... (1+ / 0-)
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      He said they shot the movie at his house.

      I wasn't impressed with the preview shown on Colbert.  I don't plan on going to see the movie.  I haven't seen the works Whedon is credited with producing/directing.  As a person, Whedon isn't impressive at all.

      I like my Shakespearean plays done in period costume.  Filmed before he went off the deep end, but the version of Hamlet with Mel Gibson is really good.

      Oddly enough, The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton surprised the heck out of me.  I knew Burton was classically trained, but Taylor's performance was jaw-droppingly good.  Presumably Burton taught her a lot of what he knew from his training, but the movie is hysterically funny.

      Here's one film version of Much Ado About Nothing in period costume [2:28:02]:
      Much Ado About Nothing - BBC Shakespeare Collection [1984]

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:37:06 AM PDT

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