Friday, July 11, 2008

Shakespeare Retold

Remember "10 things I hate about You" that cutesy teen movie that was a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew? I just watched the BBC's Shakespeare Retold version of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate was mean, really, really mean and foul mouthed; she made Julia Stiles' Kate look like Shirley Temple. Luckily all the foul terms were British so they sound like nonsense to Americans. It was very funny. Recommended but definitely, certainly preview it before letting your offspring see it.

I have also seen Shakespeare Retold's Macbeth - Scary and Much Ado About Nothing - this is not my favorite play but Damien Lewis is so very watchable.

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