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Post by Rowan » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 1:56 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Definiely passing this one by!

The spoiler about Elizabeth - EWWW!

SM[/quote]

I know, right?

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Post by Mythica » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 3:36 pm

Well, I love a conspiracy theory so I'll be seeing it. If that makes some people think I'm not intelligent, so be it. ;)

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Post by Rowan » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 3:54 pm

Well enjoy.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 4:23 pm

You know, they might have unintentionally made a comedy. It might be fun to watch it just to howl with laughter.

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Post by Rowan » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 9:00 pm

Well if it was intended to be a comedy, no one at the theatre last Thursday night got the joke. So either we're all stupid, or not.

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Post by Carine » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 1:07 pm

I want to see it even if it was just for the scenery :-)

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Post by SGM » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 7:46 pm

[quote=""wendy""]They have! It's in London - check out their web site.

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

Anyone going to the UK? It's THE place to visit.[/quote]

Agreed, the building is wonderful but I have to attend a play there accompanied by several pain-killers. The seats (I know I should be so lucky as to have a seat) is very very hard on the back and the posterior and the first half is really really really long with a very short second half. At least all the performance I have been to have been like that. I leave with severe cramp, and a pain in the b** like nothing I have ever had before.

Although it was very interesting seeing an all-male performance of Twelve Night. You get a humour that just doesn't come over if the female parts are played by -- females.
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Post by rebecca » Sat November 5th, 2011, 3:27 am

Still don't fancy it but then again I didn't like 'Shakespeare in Love' and am still bemused as to how or why Gwyneth won the Oscar :confused:

Another QEI movie I liked was 'Elizabeth' but I didn't like the follow up 'The Golden Age(I think?)...But I loved the TV versions of Helen Mirren as Elizabeth and another one with er...ummmm....*scratches head*...er....AnneMarie somebody?

Bec :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat November 5th, 2011, 3:52 am

[quote=""rebecca""]

Another QEI movie I liked was 'Elizabeth' but I didn't like the follow up 'The Golden Age(I think?)...But I loved the TV versions of Helen Mirren as Elizabeth and another one with er...ummmm....*scratches head*...er....AnneMarie somebody?

Bec :) [/quote]

Would that be Anne-Marie Duff?

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Post by Ash » Sat November 5th, 2011, 2:39 pm

Its going to be like Amadeus - the type of movie that everyone assumes is all history, when its nothing but speculation (that being said, I loved that movie!) Its a shame that people get their history lessons from tv and movies - they so often get a mixed bag or worse of what really happens. I wish folks would just take what they see as entertainment and story telling, then go do some searching to find out more of the real stuff.

I loved Shakespear in Love, its still one of my favorite movies. Seems every time I watch it I catch another theatre reference. Whether Paltrow deserved the Oscar is not a big concern of mine. I just thought she was wonderful (as was Judy Dench)
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