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Old 05-06-2008, 04:24 AM   #1
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Shakespeare update

There's been very little fanfare but ebooks.com have obviously been engaged in a project of huge cultural significance - rewriting Shakespeare. Here, for instance is their description of the contents of King Lear, which they clearly felt was badly in need of a facelift:

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a blue Skye Denison cheers up when a sexy contractor renovates her house. He looks too good to be true. Sure enough, he has a reputation for conning the ladies. But before Skye can fire the hunk, he turns up with a bullet in his head. Even bad boys deserve justice, so Skye's got a killer to catch.

Check it out...

http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_di...asp?IID=294866

Oh yes, and under 'More books on this topic' we find 'The Vagina Monologues'. What's that spinning sound coming from the cemetery....?

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Old 05-06-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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Hmmmmmmmmm. Maybe they are trying to con youngsters into reading Shakespeare?!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Nope, he was already spinning before this. I sat through a college production of Taming of the Shrew. Except it was re-done in modern day format. EXCEPT the modern day format was 1920's flappers, prohibition, gangsters, and speakeasies. It was very "special."
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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That's the great thing about Shakespeare - his plays can very easily be moved to almost any setting.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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Nope, he was already spinning before this. I sat through a college production of Taming of the Shrew. Except it was re-done in modern day format. EXCEPT the modern day format was 1920's flappers, prohibition, gangsters, and speakeasies. It was very "special."
bahahaha... awesome mental picture
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