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Re: WT Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0894.  Friday, 5 September 1997.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 04 Sep 1997 17:32:24 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 8.0892  Re: WT Film -Reply

[2]     From:   Valerie Wayne <
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        Date:   Thursday, 04 Sep 1997 11:08:29 -1000
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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 04 Sep 1997 17:32:24 +0100
Subject: Re: WT Film -Reply
Comment:        SHK 8.0892  Re: WT Film -Reply

Could David Lindley be thinking of The Winter's Tale on BBC in 1962?  It
is the only late 50s/early 60s production I have been able to track
down, and appears to be the first TV production of that play in an
English speaking nation.   (The film with Lawrence Harvey was 1968.  At
least one source says it was originally made for TV, though filmed
during a performance at The Edinburgh Festival.  EVERYONE wonders why
they bothered.)

The BBC was a fairly posh production, with three days studio recording
time, generous back then.  It had a good cast with Robert Shaw as
Leontes and Sarah Badel as Perdita.  Also in the cast was Rosalie
Crutchley, who some will remember from Garden on the Sea (1955), By the
Sword Divided (80s), and The Testament of John (1984).

It was directed by Don Taylor, a name that shows up a lot in televised
Shakespeare, sometimes as a designer, sometimes as a producer.  Can
anyone tell me if there are two Don Taylors?

I have been trying to research this production.  I have Ken Rothwell's
wonderful book.  Can anyone point me to other sources?  Does anyone have
any memories or knowledge they can share?  I'd be grateful.

Best,
Mike Jensen

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From:           Valerie Wayne <
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Date:           Thursday, 04 Sep 1997 11:08:29 -1000
Subject: 8.0892  Re: WT Film
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0892  Re: WT Film

The Selective Filmography in _Shakespeare and the Moving Image_, ed.
Anthony Davies and Stanley Wells (Cambridge UP, 1994), lists six films
of WT.  I'll describe them briefly.  A little more information,
primarily on other actors in these productions, appears on p. 49.

1.  1910 directed by Barry O'Neill (USA)

2.  1914 Tragedia alla Corte di Sicilia, directed by Baldessare Negroni
(Italy)

3.  1914 Das Wintermarchen (Germany)

4.  1962 BBC production for TV (black & white) directed by Don Taylor
and starring Robert Shaw as Leontes and Rosalie Crutchley as Hermione.
This 16mm film is available from the BBC archives. (UK)

5.  1966 production in color mentioned by Peter Holland, directed by
Frank Dunlop and starring Laurence Harvey and Moira Redmond.  No
distributor is listed in the filmography.

6. 1980 BBC production directed by Jane Howell and produced by Jonathan
Miller, distributed by the BBC.

Valerie Wayne
 

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