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Re: Shakespeare Films
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0935.  Thursday, 12 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Dec 1996 19:49:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0929 Re: Recent Shakespeare Films

(2)     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Dec 1996 19:59:10 -0500
        Subj:   R3

(3)     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <
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        Date:   Thursday, 12 Dec 96 08:47:00 CST
        Subj:   Shakespeare films: Looking for Richard


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From:           Virginia M. Byrne <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Dec 1996 19:49:07 -0500
Subject: 7.0929 Re: Recent Shakespeare Films
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0929 Re: Recent Shakespeare Films

The important thing about Verona Beach is that kids are excited about R&J after
that ?????Did anyone else note that Juliet's mother seems to be on
valium...certainly explains a lot of things for me if she was..things I never
been able to explain before

Just returned from taking a  Acting Shakespeare class to LOOKING FOR RICHARD(my
second trip)..we have to somehow band togeher ,Shakespeare lovers, and give
this man some support..he's doing great things for the Bard.. how can we get
more to see this fine piece of film..????

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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Dec 1996 19:59:10 -0500
Subject:        R3

Is there any notice of when there is to be a screening fo the 1912 Richard III
which was donated to the NYFILM institute(I think).When will we be able to see
it?

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From:           Christine Mack Gordon <
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Dec 96 08:47:00 CST
Subject:        Shakespeare films: Looking for Richard

I finally caught up with this film last night. I saw it with my spouse and
17-year-old daughter, who recently played Margaret in her high school
production of the play (which was amazingly good). We all enjoyed it immensely.
I thought Pacino had just the right blend of conversation, rehearsal,
interviews, and performance to engage a fairly broad audience. Most of the
talking heads did a good job (even if they did poke a little fun at scholars at
one point). What I enjoyed most was the cuts back and forth from early readings
to rehearsal to performance with many of the scenes; it's rare to see actors
"in process" unless you're actually involved in theater and I've always found
it fascinating. I thought the actual performances in the scenes from the play
were good overall; I was pleasantly surprised by Alec Baldwin's Clarence, a bit
disappointed by Winona Ryder's Lady Anne. I plan to add the video to my
collection when it's released (assuming it doesn't cost a fortune).

Chris Gordon
 

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