my opinion is that you could do rather better .. portray rather more 'notes' in the performance, than the stunningly lovely but not dramatically gifted elizabeth taylor. shrill? yes. actor capable of giving a layered, nuanced performance? uh ... not for me. i've talked about martha in 'who's afraid of virginia woolf" (movie version) before ... not a fan of that but rather other performances of martha i've seen. but then i haven't joined a liz taylor board here.
taylor does electrify a room when she's in it. the only time i was anywhere in her proximity was during my undergraduate years at, (cough) harvard she one year was presented the hasty pudding club's woman of the year (kate won it one year and not when i was around, darn them, and they misspelled her name on the proclamation! as we all know .. it was posted in one of these threads here .. that misspelled proclamation ...) ... i was in the then little hasty pudding theatre (a club known for doing drag, ... i'm not kidding ..) back to liz: in cambridge one morning, when you had to just know to show up .. and i presented myself for a free ticket to the event. [much as the events for the opening of kate's papers at the ny public library have been announced .. they're free but limited tickets .. so you just have to e there] ... i sat down front on an aisle.. .about 20 minutes later after the crowd settled down, the guys up front announced that they would be bestowing the hasty pudding 'woman of the year honor' .. to .. elizabeth taylor. and she came down the aisle right by me .. and  she is tiny tiny tiny (well, certainly was decades ago) and  she radiates charm and presence. it was memorable.
with all of that -- i'd rather see kate do taming of shrew. i really would.
I definitely think Kate's Katharina would be a sight to behold. The problem I think I have, despite her OBVIOUS acting ability (she is after all, my favorite screen actress...), is that I just CANNOT imagine her being that kind of woman. The shrew that is.
I feel like Kate just wouldn't behave like that. Certainly, some of the internal motives Kate would possibly share. But I just don't think she would be that woman. Whereas Liz would I think.
On the other side of this, I love Elizabeth, so maybe thats why I like her in that role. I also loved Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf too, and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer and Cleopatra (the few times I've found the time to tackle it).
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5