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Amph The Shakespeare Discussion Thread: "Anonymous"

Discussion in 'Community' started by JediNemesis, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    [face_laugh] Good for him.
     
  2. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    The way the nonsense just runs on and on is superb:

    "...Beau Brummell wrote nearly all of Jane Austen, and two men and a cat wrote most of Charles Dickens, with the exception of ?A Tale of Two Cities,? which Napoleon wrote while visiting St. Helena. Incidentally, Napoleon was not Napoleon but a man named Trevor Francis, who later turned up playing for Birmingham City."


    Eric Idle is awesome. [face_laugh]
     
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Oscar Wilde's plays were written by a stableboy named Simon, though Wilde gave them both a good polish."

    [face_laugh]

    I also loved his credit line: "Most likely Michael Palin, really."
     
  4. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Logic won't work, but ridicule frequently does.
     
  5. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ridicule often doesn't work either, but at least it makes the people doing the ridiculing feel better.
     
  6. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_amphitheatre/b10382/31994600/p1/?6]If there are any lurkers who have read Twelfth Night, let's get a discussion going[/link]
     
  7. PirateofRohan

    PirateofRohan Jedi Knight star 3

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    Technically, Homer didn't really right the Illiad so much as touch up a story people already knew. Anyway, is this movie worth seeing if you don't take it too seriously?
     
  8. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes. Especially for Edward Hogg's performance, which is like Christopher Guest-in-Princess Bride reincarnate. And Ifans. And Spall.
     
  9. PirateofRohan

    PirateofRohan Jedi Knight star 3

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    Groovy. I didn't even realise Spall was in it.
     
  10. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    It beats me the good actors willing to trash their own culture.
     
  11. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Rafe, not Timothy. Spall Jr, as it were.

    And although it plays funny buggers with history, if anything it lionizes the work of Shakespeare further. The emphasis at the end is on the fact that the plays and their influence will outlive anything else from their age.
     
  12. PirateofRohan

    PirateofRohan Jedi Knight star 3

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    Ah, well, a performance is a performance, is it not? Groovy. So basically, wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey. Eh, that's good enough for me, thank you gentlemen.
     
  13. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Domestic Total Gross of this movie: $4,463,292
    Foreign Total Gross of this movie: $10,931,795

    It cost $30,000.00 to make.

    [face_laugh]
     
  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow. A film flopped.

    What a rare occurence. I hope a good amount of below-the-line employees lost their jobs as a result.
     
  15. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm glad the masses had good taste for once.
     
  16. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What did you think of the film anyway, Zaz?
     
  17. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Is that a trick question?

    [face_laugh]

    I know historical inaccuracy only seems to bother me around here, but it does bother me. And when it is not only inaccurate but slanderous combined with a stupid conspiracy theory...well, you get the picture.
     
  18. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm just wondering if you actually saw it at any point.
     
  19. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    There is a version of Twelfth Night that was made about 12 years ago now that was extremely good. Reset to 18th century, but very enjoyable.
    Patrick Stewart has DVD adaptations of several plays, but MacBeth was a jumbled mess, and he and David Tennent were the only decent actors in Hamlet (and the director was without a clue).
    Kenneth Brannah hasn't released a film adaptation in a long time. For some reason, I was under the impression he wanted to do the whole body of plays.
     
  20. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    You're bard

    Happy 400th, Bill
     
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  21. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm in Stratford upon Avon on Monday and Tuesday next week. I imagine it will be hell with it being his 400th and all that.

    I'll stay in my hotel and drink beer I think, I may avoid the worst of it as a result
     
  22. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    Re: the question of Shakespeare's authorship...


    Be advised that YouTube put in an ad break about halfway through the program.
     
  23. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The authorship question is inherently uninteresting. As Joseph Heller wrote, no one person could have written the body of Shakespeare's work, unless it was someone with the genius of Shakespeare.