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Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0065.  Thursday, 16 January 1997.

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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jan 97 9:51:43 -30000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0058  Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos

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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 14:20:57 -0800 (PST)
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 17:47:17 -0600
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 19:38:56 -0600 (CST)
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 97 9:51:43 -30000
Subject: 8.0058  Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0058  Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos

According to the Educational Film & Video Locator there's a copy of the Classic
Theatre Series "Edward II" for rent at the University of Texas at Dallas.
(214/690-2949)

                                
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 14:20:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 8.0058  Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0058  Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos

Michael Friedman asks about the broadcast of Marlowe's _Edward II_:  I remember
watching it, and finding it powerful, in a way that, retrospectively, I can see
Ian McKellan often is powerful:  the murder scene, in particular, was wrenching
in the wide oscillations Edward swung through, with a mixture of king and
utterly vulnerable human being.  The play was one of a series, sponsored by the
NEH I think --but what was the title? -- which had a companion volume with the
playtexts, but I do not know if it had any illustrations from the productions
(which included, _The Duchess of Malfi_ and, perhaps a Sheridan or Goldsmith?).
 I have not seen the film advertised, but it seems to me a year or more ago
someone posted more information on the production and the series on this list.
Perhaps Hardy can access that exchange?

Edward L. Rocklin
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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From:           Mark Webster <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 17:47:17 -0600
Subject:        Re: Non-Shakespearean Videos

>Are there any videotapes of non-Shakespearean English Renaissance plays
>available to show to classes?  If so, what are they and where can I get them
>(or at least find out what's available)?
>
>Thanks,
>Jeff Myers

There is a video production of Middleton & Rowley's *The Changeling* that aired
several months ago, possibly on the Bravo channel, with Bob Hoskins and
Elizabeth McGovern. I'm afraid I don't have any information on who produced it
or where it can be ordered, but I do have a copy that I taped at the time.

I would be glad to loan this to you (the production is quite good -- I make no
guarantees about the quality of the recording).  You can e-mail me directly if
you're interested.

Regards,
Mark Webster
Univ. of Texas

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From:           Juliet A. Youngren <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jan 1997 19:38:56 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Non-Shakespearean Videos

I have a videotape of Marlowe's _Doctor Faustus_ with Richard Burton as the
"good" doctor, Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy, and members of the Oxford
University Dramatic Society in the other roles.It was produced in 1967 and
released on video by RCA/Columbia in 1987.  The code number seems to be 60824.

The play is fairly mangled; in particular, the Seven Deadly Sins scene is
reduced to almost nothing and a bit of _Tamburlaine_ or some similar play has
been substituted.  Still, it is not without interest, and as far as I know it's
the only version of this play available on video.

I picked this up used from a bargain bin at (believe it or not) my local
Blockbuster, so I have no idea whether it's still available.  For more
information, you could try writing to this address:

        RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
        3500 W. Olive Ave.
        Burbank, CA  91505

Juliet Youngren
 

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