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Re: Beatles' Video
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0902.  Monday, 8 September 1997.

[1]     From:   Billy Houck <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 Sep 1997 11:53:40 -0400 (EDT)
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[2]     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 Sep 1997 14:44:14 -0400 (EDT)
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[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Monday, September 8, 1997
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Date:           Friday, 5 Sep 1997 11:53:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0895  Q: Beatles Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0895  Q: Beatles Video

It was called THE BEATLES LTD. or THE BEATLES, LIMITED. It was very
silly with lots of giggling girls, as I recall.

-Billy Houck

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Date:           Friday, 5 Sep 1997 14:44:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0895  Q: Beatles Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0895  Q: Beatles Video

Dear Kevin Lawrence, I screened the Beatles episode from MND at the
NFTVA
in London last October. The videocassette that I used had eight
Shakespeare spoofs spliced in to it, all of them under the rubric of
"You've got to give em Shakespeare every time," BBC, 1974, but one was
sub-labeled "BBC TV Presents Hancock on Stage," and yet another noted
some connection with the Monty Python show that I never got straight.
The Beatles' section of 7 minutes duration was the third skit. I think
McCartney was Pyramus and Lennon, Thisby but I'm only guessing. They
play out the wall routine to the utter delight of the studio audience
who are shown in reaction shots. Then Lion appears and says, "If I was
really a lion I wouldn't be making all the money I am today, would I?"
Wonderful mugging all the way. You can book viewing time at the BFI at
the going rate, which is fairly daunting.

Speaking of a comment by another colleague about the availability of WT
on 16mm at the BBC, unless things have changed drastically in the last
few years, I wouldn't hold my breath. The BBC, I was told, exists to
transmit not to preserve. Happily into spinoffs, Ken Rothwell

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Monday, September 8, 1997
Subject:        Beatles' Video

I recall seeing the Beatles' Pyramus and Thisby on US television.  The
details, alias, I cannot bring to mind, but I do remember the Wall bit
was quite funny.
 

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