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Re: *Hamlet*s: TV and Burton
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0376.  Thursday, 11 May 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Bill Boyle <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 10 May 1995 13:45:26 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0369  Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
 
(2)     From:   Gloria R. Wilson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 10 May 1995 13:12:55 CST6
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        Date:   Wednesday, 10 May 1995 23:37:00 -0400
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From:           Bill Boyle <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 May 1995 13:45:26 -0400
Subject: 6.0369  Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0369  Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
 
>Also, did no one but me catch the A&E BIOGRAPHY episode on HAMLET. Lots of
>history, archive clips, talks with directors and actors. A good overview of
>performance history.
 
Yes, I saw this too, and it was very interesting.  Particularly interesting was
that it was not a biography of Shakespeare, but rather a biography of Hamlet.
This is the first instance I know of in which a subject covered on A&E
BIOGRAPHY was not a real person, but a "fictional character".  Thereby hangs a
tale.
 
Bill Boyle
10 May 1995
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 May 1995 13:12:55 CST6
Subject: 6.0369  Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0369  Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
 
Will you folks who are interested in the Richard Burton version of Hamlet on
film, please keep the list posted if you see anything else pertaining to it.  I
have used the LP in my classes for 15 years and I'd *love* to see the film
version.
 
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This is a side note/question, for Burton fans....
 
A few years ago, I was at a production of Camelot with Robert Goulet as Arthur.
 I asked  one of the company's members, who was working with the Broadway
production of Camelot when Burton played Arthur, if it had ever been filmed.
He said that there was a private company, he thought, that had filmed it at one
time, but that was the only production of it on film.  If anyone knows of such
a file, please send me a note.
 
Thanks!
Gloria Wilson
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 May 1995 23:37:00 -0400
Subject: 6.0369 Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0369 Burton and Branagh *Hamlet*s
 
Burton had insisted that all copies be destroyed. But a few survived. I have
the book that Guilgud (who directed it) wrote about the production. They other
cast members apparently also wanted it destroyed. It was done in modern dress
and as a stage play.
 
I have heard that it will be shown on cable.
 

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