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Slashing Throats for 170 Years: The “Real” Sweeney Todd

To most people, Sweeney Todd needs no introduction, thanks in part to Tim Burton’s 2007 adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, starring Johnny Depp as the throat-slashing barber of Fleet Street. In the movie, Todd dumps the bodies of his...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 30 Oct 2015

An Eighteenth-Century Sweeney Todd

Skeleton, after Vesalius, 1670, Wellcome Images 2 January 2015 A human skeleton was an essential ornament to the early modern dissecting room. Beginning with Vesalius, a number of anatomical textbooks offered instructions for making an articulated skeleton...
From: Anita Guerrini on 3 Jan 2015

Macdepp

Romeo played by Johnny Depp. Now that I would have liked to see. He has, to be sure, scrupulously avoided playing the gorgeous romantic leads that his looks would have made possible, but in his lost vulnerable Gilbert Grape and Sam (of Benny and Joon)...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Oct 2013