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Re: Richard Burton's Hamlet
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0200.  Wednesday, 12 February 1997.

(1)     From:   Georgianna Ziegler <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 97 08:54:00 PST
        Subj:   Burton Hamlet

(2)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 11:24:17 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0193 Re: Burton's Hamlet

(3)     From:   Edward Rocklin <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 14:04:00 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0193  Re: Burton's Hamlet

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        Date:   Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 17:52:44 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: Richard Burton's Hamlet


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From:           Georgianna Ziegler <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 97 08:54:00 PST
Subject:        Burton Hamlet

To all Burton Hamlet fans, here is the web site through which you can put in an
order for the video:

www.tvclassics.com  will get you to Paul Brownstein Productions

www.tvclassics.com/orderham.htm  will get you to the order for the video

Have fun!
Georgianna Ziegler
Folger Library

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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 11:24:17 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 8.0193 Re: Burton's Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0193 Re: Burton's Hamlet

Dear Colleagues, The Richard Burton HAMLET was on sale at the Barbican Centre
in October, 1996, where I purchased it for about 15 pounds, or something like
that. The catch is that it's recorded on British standard PAL, which is
incompatible with U.S. equipment. Almost any respectable university a/v center
in North America has the hardware for PAL, though, so that's not an
insurmountable problem. There was a copy at the Library of Congress Motion
Picture Division once, but that involves travel, appointments, etc. Oh yes, the
address is Mail  Order Dept., RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
CV37 6BB (Enclose an "A4" [whatever that is] stamped, addressed envelope). Good
luck, Ken Rothwell

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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 14:04:00 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 8.0193  Re: Burton's Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0193  Re: Burton's Hamlet

In response to Martin Jukovsky:  The Foler Library does indeed have a tape of
the Burton HAMLET.  I viewed it last year, and  not only found it a fascinating
performance but also noted that it was at least at some moments different from
the LP recording of that version.  In Hamlet's "soliloquy" "Now might I do it,
pat," for example, the delivery on the LP sounds more malicious, more evil than
Burton's delivery in the video of the performance. Since I no longer have the
LP nor do I have the video, I cannot pursue this examination further, but it
might be an interesting way of thinking about variations within performance.

Edward L. Rocklin
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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From:           Sara Vandenberg <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Feb 1997 17:52:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Re: Richard Burton's Hamlet

Thanks to all who told me that the video of Hamlet is available at
www.tvclassics.com in two versions: the complete film of the Broadway
performance and a one-hour film of "scenes and soliloquies."  The film has been
restored and the sountrack redigitalized.

Sara van den Berg
 

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