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Postby John Campbell on Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:10 am

This is a result of late-night conversation on #avalon, lo these many moons ago, that's finally seen light of day now that I've got a scanner.<P>The Avalon characters, cast in Shakespeare's MacBeth ('cause we never did figure out a working cast for Hamlet)...<P>Partial Cast:
MacBeth - Joseph Page
MacDuff - Nancy Kawasaki<P>Act 5, Scene 8:<P><IMG SRC="http://www.ci-n.com/~jcampbel/images/avalon/macbeth1.jpg"><P>(I know, MacBeth's line is "<I>one</I> of woman born"... but that ruins the joke... and Joe <I>is</I> accurately quoting the prophecy as originally given, which MacBeth was not. Gotta be careful with the wording on those prophecies... the loopholes'll nail you every time.)<P>May have the three weird sisters up next...
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Postby rchanen on Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:12 am

And I bet we know who those sisters will be. And they are odd.<P>------------------
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Postby John Campbell on Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:20 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><I>Originally posted by Sterling:</I>
Reminds me suspiciously of Highlander, with a Scotsman squaring off against a samurai. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif">
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, she <I>does</I> cut off his head... though I don't know that she yells, "There can be only one!" afterwards. Shakespeare didn't include it in the <A HREF="http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/macbeth/index.html">script</A>... but then, MacBeth's death happens off-stage, so it's possible.
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Postby iguanabob on Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:37 am

LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Thats pretty cool. Takes me back to my english 11 days when my english teacher and a student were acting that scene out and running around the classroom chasing each other with meter sticks <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/cool.gif"><P>Ah those were the days.... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Strangeone on Wed Apr 25, 2001 1:40 am

The best Shakespeare assignment I had was in Grade 10 English. We took an unconventional approach to learning Julius Caesar. The class was divided up into five groups of about four to five people each. Each group was assigned a single act which we had to perform in our own methods. My group was assigned Act V, which is the act containing the final battle.<P>We met at one of the other guys' houses and started by filming necessary dialogue sequences for the before and after. This was followed up by going outside and using real swords to film fight scenes. Imagine a group of four guys trying to act like opposing armies. We probably all died at least three times each.<P>To add flavor, we spliced in some battle scenes from Braveheart during editing. It was one of the funniest projects I'd ever worked on!
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Postby Sterling on Wed Apr 25, 2001 3:28 am

Reminds me suspiciously of Highlander, with a Scotsman squaring off against a samurai. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Symok on Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:04 am

<I>If music be the food of love, play on...</I><P>Ahh Shakespeare <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> I like studying it, but it really sucked in grade 10.. we were doing 12th Night (Not a bad play by any means) but instead of geting to act out a portion of it, we were just to memorize a soli.. solili... umm monologue, and present it to the teacher.<P>Much better was grade 9 when we did Hamlet and actually got to do some acting of it <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>(Grade 11 (this year) there was no acting/memorizeing at all <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"> we just did an essay as a power point presentation (yea you read that right. an ESSAY as a POWER POINT presentation.. *sigh* what was my teacher thinking with that....))<P>*foregoes his usual sig for one more appropriate*<P>-----
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Postby Josh Phillips on Wed Apr 25, 2001 6:06 am

My only notable Shakespeare moment was in Grade 11 English class, where I rewrote Macbeth with the characters of The X-Files.<P>It was going to be a total conversion, but that would have taken about a month, so I only got an act and a half finished.<P>JOSH.
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Postby Symok on Thu Apr 26, 2001 1:56 am

<center><font color="red" size="7"><B>HEY! Waitaminute!!</B></font></center><P>I just remembered something a friend of mine found a while back <A HREF="http://www.glenridge.org/macbeth" TARGET=_blank>Star Wars Macbeth</A><P><center>
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Postby Asha on Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:03 am

Until I looked at the cast thing I couldn't figure out who the girl in the kilt was.
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Postby in the Dark on Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:31 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dynonychus:
<B> LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
Back in MY day, we didn't have this "<I>X-files</I>" nonsense. No, we had quality programming like <I>Knight Rider</I> and <I>Greatest American Hero</I>.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, we liked Greatest American Hero anyway. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> But Knight Rider? Well, for a little while and we would never admit it in public!
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Postby Joe Morgan on Thu Apr 26, 2001 7:12 am

I rewrote Hamlet and now its all funny. Actually, its a bunch of people trying to PUT ON Hamlet. But its funny.... ok, I'll go back to my corner now....
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Postby Dynonychus on Thu Apr 26, 2001 8:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>My only notable Shakespeare moment was in Grade 11 English class, where I rewrote Macbeth with the characters of The X-File</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
Back in MY day, we didn't have this "<I>X-files</I>" nonsense. No, we had quality programming like <I>Knight Rider</I> and <I>Greatest American Hero</I>.<P>That's the way it was and we liked it! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Actually, in 10th grade, I think it was, our assignment was to rewrite some scenes from Henry V in modern English (well, modern American, anyway <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/rolleyes.gif"> ). I had quite a bit of fun with that one <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby elmo on Thu Apr 26, 2001 11:00 am

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Postby iguanabob on Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:08 am

One of the coolest projects was when one of the kids in my class took a camera and did a stop-motion lego macbeth. It was done really well, he started running out of lego men to use in the larger scenes so he took whatever he could find. It is rather amusing to see a line of lego men come walzing out a lego castle only to be followed be a troll and a transformer.<P>Another group of ppl did a video on scene one, and about half-way through the tape they had a little intermission called "A witch breaking stuff" It was basicaly some guy in a witch costume running, screaming through the forest hitting stuff with a stick.<P>------------------
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Postby Quasispace on Fri Apr 27, 2001 2:05 am

Actually Macbeth with the Smurfs would be pretty dang smurfy...<P>Oy the exponentially subtext laden phrase of Smurfing Smurf Smurf...<P>And you thought people/students hated Shakespeare's wording before...
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Postby flurf on Fri Apr 27, 2001 2:45 am

<A HREF="http://www.its.caltech.edu/~tacit/DHCM/poster.html">afternoon, squire!</A> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>three cheers for tom stoppard... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Imagine a group of four guys trying to act like opposing armies. We probably all died at least three times each.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>we had fun staging the battle scenes from <A HREF="http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tacit/henry/index.html">henry v</A> a few years back. there were a good 25 or so people in all of the fight/brawl scenes to make the armies look real and 'fleshed out', and there were still people dying multiple times in various fights. dahzi held the record at 4. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>there was one particularly amusing scene [right after 'for harry, england, and st. george!'] where i had to charge off stage right shouting battle cries, take off my english soldier's outfit, rip off the fake moustache i was wearing, don a french soldier's outfit, grab a broadsword from the stage manager, run back to center stage, get sliced in half by the fight choreographer wielding a battle axe, and fall dead upstage right all in the span of, oh, 15 seconds. i'm amazed to this day that we pulled it off 9 times without a hitch.<P>gotta love community theater!<P>flurf
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Postby gwalla on Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:10 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dynonychus:
<B> LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
Back in MY day, we didn't have this "<I>X-files</I>" nonsense. No, we had quality programming like <I>Knight Rider</I> and <I>Greatest American Hero</I>.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Greatest American Hero?! I'd almost forgotten about that silly damn program! That rocked! (I was a <I>little</I> kid when it was on though)<P>I remember the first time I went to Universal Studios, they had "Kit" and you could sit in him and talk to him (actually a little 2-way radio hooked up to the car speakers). I quizzed the poor guy doing Kit's voice...<P>------------------
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Postby iguanabob on Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:14 am

Speaking of old TV shows, who remembers the A-Team. I loved that show as a kid, I would watch it all the time. I just wish i had the good sense to tape it back then <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"><P>Oh well. i just have to convince one of my friends with digital cable to tape it for me <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Asha on Sat Apr 28, 2001 5:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Strangeone:
<B> Technically, kilts are never worn as female attire. They are meant specifically for men. For all you feminists out there, huffing about this fact, I also point to the fact that NOTHING is worn under a kilt. The boys are hanging loose!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I didn't say anything about girls wearing kilts. I said something about A nonScots girl wearing a kilt.
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Postby Strangeone on Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Asha:
<B>Until I looked at the cast thing I couldn't figure out who the girl in the kilt was.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Technically, kilts are never worn as female attire. They are meant specifically for men. For all you feminists out there, huffing about this fact, I also point to the fact that NOTHING is worn under a kilt. The boys are hanging loose!<P>
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