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    Angry I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    HERE (Troilus and Cressida)

    It'd be funny if it wasn't so horrible ...

    One of Shakespeare's lesser known plays and regarded as crapus horribilus this rendering will ensure its unpopularity.

    I wonder if it ends with Troilus chasing (or being chased) by local south Aucklanders around a Pa? And ditching Cressida for a Camry or a Commodore?


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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    What a disgrace and an insult to the works of Shakespeare

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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    They are also showing in Sudanese a performance of Cymbeline and Hamlet in Lithuanian. Guess you got to spice up those boring Shakespeare plays somehow.

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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    I always thought that learning about Shakespeare at School was a waste of time.
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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    The best bit was right at the end.

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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    I think this is only fair and right.

    I learnt to hate Shakespeare when I was at school, and I don't see why kids in Maori language schools should be spared the same torture I suffered.

    Whether it's an English language school or a Maori language school, Shakespeare isn't written in anything resembling English anyway.

    A Monty Python sketch makes more sense than a line of Shakespeare.

    Shakespeare belongs only in a history book, not on a modern day bookshelf.
    Anyone who disagrees can write a formal complaint to me on parchment, with their quill pen, and write in iambic pentameter. Any deviation from that 'recipe' will be an indication that Shakespeares ways are in past.

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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    They are also showing in Sudanese a performance of Cymbeline and Hamlet in Lithuanian. Guess you got to spice up those boring Shakespeare plays somehow.
    Probably better than Shakespeare spicing up his own plays. Look what he did to Richard III - the most appalling character assassination in history, perpetuated by Laurence Olivier's famous "now in the winter of our discontent" portraying a grossly deformed being.
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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    One of my wives translated the whole of Shakespeare's works from Ye Olde English to Portuguese Brazilian. Then she rested.
    I presume they present them in Brazil, there's not a lot of difference other than geographical from doing something like that here. Old Willy Waggledagger had quite a way with words, but it sometimes gets lost in translation to the modern (temporarily) idiom.
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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    Wal, it is "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York" etc and for Paul's information it is not in iambic pentameter.

    For those of you who have neither the wit nor intelligence to enjoy Shakespeare, you have my sympathy. It seems that your learning must have stopped at about 4th form level.

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    Default Re: I don't beleive this: Shakespeare in Maori

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    . It seems that your learning must have stopped at about 4th form level.
    More like it never began.

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