Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1997 :: August ::
Re: Performance (WT Film?)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0880. Wednesday, 27 August 1997.

[1]     From:   Tom Simone <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 14:09:13 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

[2]     From:   Harry Hill <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 17:10:24 +0000 (HELP)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0876 Re: Performance (WT Film?)

[3]     From:   Stephen Orgel <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 12:42:44 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Tom Simone <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 14:09:13 +0100
Subject: 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

All the other respondents seem correct in identifying Branagh's A
MIDWINTER'S TALE [English title from a famous carol, IN THE BLEAK
MIDWINTER].

For those interested, the film is available on video.  I have an
excellent copy on laserdisc, and it should be on tape also.

Tom Simone

[2]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Harry Hill <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 17:10:24 +0000 (HELP)
Subject: 8.0876 Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0876 Re: Performance (WT Film?)

Joseph Lockett imagines a slight against Americans in the change of
title from IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER to MIDWINTER'S TALE. All I see as a
Scottish Canadian is that the original UK title makes a reference to an
extremely popular Christmas Carol set to lovely music by Holst.

        Harry Hill

[3]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Stephen Orgel <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 26 Aug 1997 12:42:44 -0700
Subject: 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0876  Re: Performance (WT Film?)

I have a tape of a Japanese production of WT made about 15 years ago.
The director is (I think!) named Koichi Kimura; the name meant nothing
to my Japanese theater-buff friends. It's put out by a company named
Spiral. It's a very energetic, quite straightforward production, full of
attractive young actors-it has sort of the feel of a Young Vic
production. Unlike the Ninagawa Hamlet and Suzuki Macbeth and Tokyo
Globe Lear, there's nothing especially Japanese about it. It's the only
WT I know other than the BBC/Time-Life video.

Stephen Orgel
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.