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Re: Branagh
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1049  Wednesday, 28 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Judy Lewis <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Oct 1998 22:06:59 +1300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.1039 Re: Branagh

[2]     From:   Mary McNally <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Oct 1998 11:20:09 +0000
        Subj:   SHK 9.1039 Re: Branagh -Reply


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From:           Judy Lewis <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Oct 1998 22:06:59 +1300
Subject: 9.1039 Re: Branagh
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.1039 Re: Branagh

>  Drew Whitehead wrote
> As I am sure other will tell you, there is the film "Dead Again" or at
> least that is what it was called here.  The film you refer to as "In the
> Bleak Midwinter" I know as "A Midwinter's Tale" (The Shakespearean pun
> in this title appeals to me).  There is also a filmed stage version of
> 12th Night with Richard Briers as Malvolio.

According to my copy, Twelfth Night was produced by Branagh but directed
by Paul Kafno.  And surely Branagh is actually in Dead Again - as both
the present detective and the dead man in the past.  Incidentally, I am
a big fan of our Ken (though I didn't like Frankenstein), ever since I
saw him in a wonderful little movie called A Month in the Country.  Much
Ado is on my list of favourite movies (in spite of Michael Keaton).  I
think Richard Brier's Polonius might be the best interpretation of that
character I have ever seen.

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From:           Mary McNally <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Oct 1998 11:20:09 +0000
Subject: Re: Branagh -Reply
Comment:        SHK 9.1039 Re: Branagh -Reply

I've seen Branagh playing 'Hamlet' on stage at Stratford and all his
film performances and he always seems to be Ken playing Ken playing
well...Ken. His 'Frankenstein' wasn't bad, though...Mary McNally
 

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