1997

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0876. Tuesday, 26 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Tom Simone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 25 Aug 1997 09:03:25 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

[2]     From:   Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 25 Aug 1997 11:16:38 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0875 Re: Performance (WT Film?)

[3]     From:   Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 25 Aug 1997 15:51:59 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

[4]     From:   Joseph "Chepe" Lockett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 25 Aug 1997 18:31:40 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)


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From:           Tom Simone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 25 Aug 1997 09:03:25 +0100
Subject: 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

I think that the reference to a film of WINTER'S TALE is a mistake for
the scantily distributed but quite good Trevor Nunn TWELFTH NIGHT
released in late 1996.

I have heard a rumor about a possible WT film, but no specifics.  The
Internet Movie Data Base, which is pretty good, does not list such a
production.

I would think WT could be a fine film, but it is one of the less
popularly known of the major plays.

Best,
Tom Simone

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From:           Virginia M. Byrne <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 25 Aug 1997 11:16:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0875 Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0875 Re: Performance (WT Film?)

Was he thinking perhaps of Twelfth Night? I don't recall a WT.

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From:           Michael Friedman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 25 Aug 1997 15:51:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

Is it possible that Tim Richards is thinking of Kenneth Branagh's film,
"A Midwinter's Tale," which is actually about *Hamlet*?

                                                        Michael Friedman
                                                        University of Scranton

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From:           Joseph "Chepe" Lockett <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 25 Aug 1997 18:31:40 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0875  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

Quoth Valerie Wayne:
> Tim Richards wrote:
> "There was a movie version of The Winter's Tale out in cinemas early
> this year, though, but I didn't get to see it."
>
> Can anyone provide information about this recent film production of WT?

I suspect this is a misremembrance of Kenneth Branagh's recent A
MIDWINTER'S TALE (British title IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER, since we
Amurrican audiences can't be expected to know what "bleak" means,
sigh....).  Said film had nothing to do with THE WINTER'S TALE, instead
being a bittersweet comedy about a troupe of down-on-their-luck actors
trying to put on a benefit performance of HAMLET in a near-abandoned
small-town church.  Branagh directed, but did not appear in the cast
(though Joan Collins shows up in a role!).

I recommend it.

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