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Re: Educational Videos
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0146. Thursday, 29 February 1996.

(1)     From:   Laura Blanchard <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Feb 1996 22:44:29 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0140 Re: Educational Videos

(2)     From:   Ian H. Doescher <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Feb 1996 23:07:18 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Educational Videos

(3)     From:   Shannon Murray <
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        Date:   Thursday, 29 Feb 1996 18:28:22 -0400 (AST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0140  Re: Educational Videos


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From:           Laura Blanchard <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Feb 1996 22:44:29 -0500
Subject: 7.0140 Re: Educational Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0140 Re: Educational Videos

I've misplaced the direct mail piece right now, but there's a huge set of
videos by Dartmouth's Peter Saccio -- something like sixteen hours of lectures
-- available for a paltry $189.00. If all else fails, I'm sure Professor Saccio
could tell you where to get his tapes.

However, I think the freshman was right -- at least, I remember listening to
Laurence Olivier on 78s while in the second grade and being entranced.

Regards,
Laura Blanchard

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From:           Ian H. Doescher <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Feb 1996 23:07:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Educational Videos

To everyone on the SHAKSPER conference:

By the way, I'm really sorry if that last e-mail about the educational videos
sounded really snotty.  I'm really not an egotistical Yale student, and in
rereading my posting about the videos, I realize I may have come off wrong.  It
is simply a pet peeve of mine that people do not think high schoolers and
college students have the ability to understand Shakespeare.

Ian Doescher

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From:           Shannon Murray <
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Date:           Thursday, 29 Feb 1996 18:28:22 -0400 (AST)
Subject: 7.0140  Re: Educational Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0140  Re: Educational Videos

Mike Field and David Maier asked about educational videos for a Shakespeare
class.  The two I have and use are "Using the Verse," led by John Barton, and
"Speaking Shakespearean Verse," led by Trevor Nunn. (One is shown half way
through Shakespeare I, the other through Shakespeare II.)  Both talk about
Shakespeare blank verse using plentiful illustrations demonstrated by RSC
actors such as Jane Lapotaire, Ian MacKellan, David Suchet, and Michael
Wiliams.  I think the Nunn one is better, but both give students a good sense
of how to look at iambic pentameter not as an obstacle but as "clues" about the
dramatic situation.  While I have some trouble holding attention for fifty
minutes on the subject of prosody, these videos don't, and my students--many
Star Trek fans--pay particular attention to everything Patrick Stewart says.

There is a whole series of them, I believe, sold through the
Something-or-others for the Humanities catalogues.
 

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