Stories for November 8, 1996
- Nov. 8, 1996
- By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Director Baz Luhrmann is dead on in his assertion that Shakespeare wrote for a broad audience. In fact, if Shakespeare were writing today he'd probably be doing films or television. We tend to forget that Shakespeare's plays were first and foremost popular entertainment. He wrote of and for his times, and had the kind of pop appeal and commercial savvy that Steven Spielberg exemplifies today.