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Re: Burton's Hamlet
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0193.  Wednesday, 12 February 1997.

(1)     From:   Phyllis Rackin <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Feb 1997 11:08:23 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet

(2)     From:   Martin Jukovsky <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 Feb 1997 21:19:44 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet


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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Feb 1997 11:08:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet

>Today's Washington Post mentions that a video of Richard Burton's Hamlet is
>available in the US only through the website of Paul Brownstein.  Is that true?
>If so, does anyone know the address of the website?  Since this could be
>considered a "commercial" question, please let me know privately.  Thanks in
>advance.

I hope the answer to this question can be posted on the listserv.  I still
recall Burton's as the best Hamlet (although not the best *Hamlet*) I ever
saw--much, much, much better than Branagh's, for instance.

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From:           Martin Jukovsky <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 Feb 1997 21:19:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0183  Qs: Burton's Hamlet

The stage production of Richard Burton's HAMLET (directed by Gielgud) was put
on videotape and then projected in theaters on a limited basis (less than a
week) with reserved seating in (I think) serveral cities including New York.
Part of the hype surrounding the event was that the tapes were to be destroyed
afterwards.  However, the Folger listed a copy of the tape in its holdings,
acording to SHAKESPEARE QUARTERLY about 20 years ago.

Martin Jukovsky
Cambridge, Mass.
 

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