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Shakespeare on the Screen
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 114. Friday, 29 May 1992.
 
 
(1)	From: 	Ann Miller <FAC_AMILLER@JMUVAX1.BITNET>
	Date: 	Friday, May 29, 1992, 09:17:00 -0400
	Subj: 	Shakespeare on the Screen and a Question
 
(2)	From:	Hardy M. Cook <
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	Date:	Friday, May 29, 1992
	Subj:	*Shakespeare on Film Newsletter*
 
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From: 		Ann Miller <FAC_AMILLER@JMUVAX1.BITNET>
Date: 		Friday, May 29, 1992, 09:17:00 -0400
Subject: 	Shakespeare on the Screen and a Question
 
In regard to the battle scene in Branagh's *Henry V*.  Has anyone else
noticed its relationship to the battle scene in Kurasowa's *Ran*?  The
mood, lighting, use of music and editing are so similar I'm convinced
that Branagh was influenced by that film.
 
I would also like to note (librarian that I am) a newish reference
book which might be of interest to SHAKSPEReans.
 
*Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography*
by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer (New York: Neal-
Schuman, 1990 $59.95 ISBN 1-55570-049-7) provides information on video
and film versions of the plays and sonnets.   Entries include an
evaluation of the work and performances, info on the media used,
performers and distribution and availability.  While the last is
likely to be dated, it is still most useful.  Evaluations provide
analysis of interpretation, performances and references to other
reviews of the work.  The scope is international, and this means truly
international not just Europe and North America.  It also includes
derivative works (my favorite -- *Harry and Tonto* ... under *King
Lear*). The indexes are comprehensive and include an "Index to Series
and Genres" and an chronological index of films and videos.
 
I find the evaluations most useful and occasionally funny.  One on a
version of *Hamlet* ends with the comment, "To watch it is to risk
brain damage."  I like honesty in an evaluation.
 
Lastly, a question.
 
Our library's set of the Furness Variorium Shakespeare is crumbling on
the shelf.  I cannot locate where, or even if, new editions are being
published.  Ideally what I need is a reprint of the Furness.  On acid
free paper if at all possible so that we won't have to go through this
process all over again in fifty years.
 
Does anyone know of a publisher reprinting the Furness?  Or even
continuing the Variorium series?  You can respond directly to me
unless you think others might find this useful.
 
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From:		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:		Friday, May 29, 1992
Subject:	*Shakespeare on Film Newsletter*
 
The editors of the *Shakespeare on Film Newsletter*, Bernice W. Kliman
and Kenneth S. Rothwell, have just announced that starting immediately
the *Shakespeare on Film Newsletter* will be merging with the *Shakespeare
Bulletin*.  Kliman and Rothwell will be contributing editors of *Shakespeare
Bulletin*, attending to Shakespeare on screen for the journal.  [The main
editors of *Shakespeare Bulletin* are, of course, June Schlueter and Jim
Lusardi, members of SHAKSPER.]
 
All present subscribers to *SFNL* will be entitled to a one-for-one
subscrition to *Shakespeare Bulletin*; those who already subscribe to
*Shakespeare Bulletin* will enjoy an extension of their subscription
equivalent to their *Shakespeare on Film Newsletter* subscription.
 

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