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Shakespeare for Purists
on August 21, 2012
I purchased this for my daughter for help with her Freshman High School English class. This is a strictly for purists production. I love Shakespeare and can handle the English in this production but I've trained my ear over 30 years. She, on the other hand, finds the English spoken too fast and with too strong an Elizabethan accent. I agree with her. I'm not knocking the play or Shakespeare, just this production. Too noisy (lots of background noise and sound effects which I think were on purpose) and the lines are spoken too fast with too strong an accent. Not, perhaps a verison for a High School Freshman.
The 1970's movie, on the other hand, just right even though there is some nudity. Oh, well. I'm not a prude either, just a father advise my daughter.