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Re: Video of Duchess of Malfi
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0154.  Saturday, 2 March 1996.

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        Date:   Friday, 1 Mar 1996 08:24:15 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0149 Qs: Video of Duchess of Malfi

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        Date:   Friday, 1 Mar 1996 09:40:24 -0500 (EST)
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(3)     From:   Georgianna Ziegler <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Mar 96 09:49:00 PST
        Subj:   Duchess Film

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        Date:   Friday, 1 Mar 1996 09:21:37 -0600 (CST)
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From:           John Boni <
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Date:           Friday, 1 Mar 1996 08:24:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 7.0149 Qs: Video of Duchess of Malfi
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0149 Qs: Video of Duchess of Malfi

RE: Al Cacicedo's query on tv production of *Duchess of Malfi*, I seem to
remember a pretty good production, perhaps when I lived in Boston as well (the
early '60s) with Janes Suzman in the title role.  So, I can at lest confirm the
phenomenon, though not help locate it.

John Boni

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Date:           Friday, 1 Mar 1996 09:40:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0149 Qs: Video of Duchess of Malfi
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0149 Qs: Video of Duchess of Malfi

Dear Al Cacicedo, You're not hallucinating. The PBS Duchess of Malfi appeared
on the airwaves in 1975, after first being shown on the BBC on 10 October 1972.
It was reviewed by David Carnegie in the now defunct Shakespeare on Film
Newsletter Vol. 12 no. 1 (Dec. 1987). SFNL is available at the Folger in a
bound volume and other libraries as well. Unfortunately Carnegie's piece does
not give the exact date of transmission in the USA, but surely PBS must have
some record of it. Unless of course it has the same attitude as the BBC which
once airily dismissed my inquiries with the statement that "The BBC exists to
transmit not to preserve." Ken Rothwell

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From:           Georgianna Ziegler <
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Date:           Friday, 01 Mar 96 09:49:00 PST
Subject:        Duchess Film

In reply to Al Cacicedo's film, I remember a wonderful series on public
television in the late sixties or early seventies that included "Duchess of
Malfi," Edward II," a modern play about Milton starring John Neville and titled
something like "Paradise Regained", and I believe, "She Stoops to Conquer."  I
also remember seeing a collected volume of all these plays printed, but haven't
been able to find the publication information.  Maybe these clues will help PBS
identify the series!

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Date:           Friday, 1 Mar 1996 09:21:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Re: Video of Duchess of Malfi

Al--

You're not hallucinating.  I saw that same production in '78 or '79.  As I
recall, WGBH also broadcast productions of Marlowe's Edward II and Goldsmith's
She Stoops to Conquer that same season, apparently as part of a series.  I too
have looked in vain for any sign of the existence of these productions on video
and would welcome news of them.

Kevin
 

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