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Assorted Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0394  Monday, 27 April 1998.

[1]     From:   Mike Sirofchuck <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Apr 1998 14:32:22 -0900
        Subj:   "Shakespeare" video

[2]     From:   H. R. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Apr 1998 19:18:41 EDT
        Subj:   Gielgud and R2

[3]     From:   H. R. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 Apr 1998 09:10:47 EDT
        Subj:   Hamlet's Pirates/Washington Wives

[4]     From:   Shaula Evans <
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        Date:   Sunday, 26 Apr 1998 13:39:30 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Eating and Drinking Scenes

[5]     From:   Drew Whitehead <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Apr 1998 13:34:28 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        Subj:   Re: Complete Works and Hamlet


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From:           Mike Sirofchuck <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Apr 1998 14:32:22 -0900
Subject:        "Shakespeare" video

I apologize for cluttering up the list with what may seem a trivial
pursuit:  A recent A & E catalog lists a 4 video series entitled
"Shakespeare" and, as a high school English teacher, I am wondering if
it would be of value for teaching the Bard.  The catalog doesn't really
give any substantial information as to the content of the series.

Please reply to me off list.

Thanks
Mike Sirofchuck
Kodiak High School

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From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Apr 1998 19:18:41 EDT
Subject:        Gielgud and R2

Two queries:

A friend wants to know if there any extensive audios or videos available
of Sir John Gielgud in major Shakespearean roles.

Secondly, which I think I've already asked: I would like to obtain a
video of the Derek Jacobi Hamlet, and any reasonable audio or video
performance of Richard II, which my 12 year old son has become devoted
to after seeing two different versions in NY recently.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks  hr greenberg

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From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Apr 1998 09:10:47 EDT
Subject:        Hamlet's Pirates/Washington Wives

l. I would be grateful for any bibliographic references to the
nature/role/so forth of the pirates who abduct Hamlet, conjecture about
his time with them, who they may have been, what boon they sought from
Claudius for his release- money obviously aint in it-and any recent
writing on the subject of Elizabeth piracy.

2. Any comments on the recent Washington Shakespeare Company's 1950-ish
"MERRY
WIVES OF WINDSOR"? I thought it an interesting failure.

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From:           Shaula Evans <
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Date:           Sunday, 26 Apr 1998 13:39:30 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        Eating and Drinking Scenes

I am a member of Entertainment Tonight Actors, a newly formed theatre
company in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

In about a month, we are providing the entertainment for an evening of
Italian dining and wine-tasting.  We are putting together 30 minutes of
light, mostly comic scenes from classic works, espec. Shakespeare, to do
with eating and drinking.  (Most members of the group have quite solid
Shakespeare backgrounds.)

We are all, of course, frantically re-reading our _Collected Works_.
However, we are also open to suggestion.  Can anyone suggest short
scenes, comic or not too heavy, to do with eating and drinking?

All input warmly welcome.

Shaula

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From:           Drew Whitehead <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Apr 1998 13:34:28 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject:        Re: Complete Works and Hamlet

Does anybody know anything about an acting version of the Complete Works
that was performed in about 50 min or less?  Apparently this was done
last year in the West End.

And has anybody heard of a version of Hamlet that keeps repeating the
play in reducing time frames until the last version is just people
killing each other or some such?

And finally the Skinhead Hamlet.  Are there other skinhead Shakespearean
plays floating around?

Thank-you,
Drew Whitehead
 

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