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RE: HUMOR: Oedipus rex: Re HUMOR, more or less




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        From:   Betty Cunningham [SMTP:bettyc@flyinggoat.com]
        Sent:   Monday, January 18, 1999 8:54 PM
        To:     dinosaur@usc.edu
        Subject:        HUMOR: Oedipus rex

        Forwarded from rec.arts.sf.written

        > > : Has anyone written _Oedipus T. Rex_ yet?
        > >
        > > How's he supposed to poke his own eyes out with those little
stubby arms?
        > 
        > It occurs to me he could use a nearby sharp tree? It was a
cloak-pin
        > in the original.
        > 
        > Oddly the more I think of this the more I think an animated film
of
        > :Antigone: (and some of the back-story of :Seven Against Thebes:)
with
        > dinosaurs would work quite well as metaphor. Same goes for
:Hamlet:.
        > Hmm. Could start a craze.
         
        >When we (Pete and Anne-Marrie Wright and I) went to see Kenneth
        >Brannagh's film of Much Ado About Nothing, which was out at the
same
        >time as Jurassic Park, we made the man in the ticket office promise
that
        >there would be no dinosaurs in it at all. He seemed quite reluctant
to
        >agree to this.

        >After the film we went back to report that we had thought there
might
        >have been one hiding in the maze during the scene in the fountain
but
        >would give him the benefit of the doubt.

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        I watched Brannagh's "Hamlet" & it seemed to be a geological age
long.
        "MacBeth" done entirely with various Tyrannosaur species would seem
a
        natural.

        Dwight