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Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0690  Monday, 27 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Thelma English <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 Jul 1998 09:00:46 -0700
        Subj:   Video Productions

[2]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Friday, 24 Jul 1998 11:08:31 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0678  Shakespeare Films and Videos

[3]     From:   David Levine <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Jul 1998 02:08:49 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0649  Re: Macbeth on Video

[4]     From:   David Levine <
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        Date:   Saturday, 25 Jul 1998 01:08:20 EDT
        Subj:   Re: Tapes Available?

[5]     From:   Hugh Howard Davis <
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        Date:   Saturday, 25 Jul 1998 17:41:16 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   -Tempest- films and their sources


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From:           Thelma English <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Jul 1998 09:00:46 -0700
Subject:        Video Productions

Many thanks to all who responded on and off the list to my inquiry about
available video productions of _Macbeth_.  Just as I was preparing to
write out my $89.95 check for the Trevor Nunn _Macbeth_ I received a
post from a list member suggesting I might want to try the Continental
Shop in Santa Monica for a better price.  I called and ordered it for
$39.95.  Thank you, Terry, for saving me $50!  The catalog (which was
sent to me with the video) includes the BBC productions for $40 apiece
also.  I am including the phone number below in case anyone else is
interested:

Continental Shop
310-453-8655

Thanks to all again for the wealth of information shared,

Thelma English in Oregon

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PS: To MK Morford, who asked about Patrick Stewart video productions: he
is in the _Antony and Cleopatra_ RSC video, narrates the _Discovering
Hamlet_(documentary for the Branagh Hamlet), and hosts the 4-video set
of _Shakespeare Explorations_( Hamlet, Merchant, & ASLI).  I gleaned
this from the Writing Company catalog.

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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Friday, 24 Jul 1998 11:08:31 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 9.0678  Shakespeare Films and Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0678  Shakespeare Films and Videos

To Lex Ames:

I recommend Peter Hall's 1968 stage-based (RSC) cinematic text of *MND*,
starring Helen Mirren as Hermia, Diana Rigg as Helena, David Warner as
Lysander, Judi Dench as Titania, Ian Richardson as Oberon, and Ian Holm
as Puck.  Unfortunately, however, I am uncertain about its availability
on VHS, etc.

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           David Levine <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Jul 1998 02:08:49 EDT
Subject: 9.0649  Re: Macbeth on Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0649  Re: Macbeth on Video

Well, yes, if you're some kind of purist and if you like things to look
expensive, the Welles won't appeal to you.  But if you think of it as
Welles continuing his examination of what later got to be called "film
noir" (especially since his film was shot in something like three weeks
for next to nothing and was a deliberate artistic response to those
circumstances), and let it wash over you, it is really something.  David
Thomson, in ROSEBUD (his recent, characteristically idiosyncratic,
biography of Welles) makes a strong argument for it being a
masterpiece.  Personally, I like OTHELLO and CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT better,
but I also like those plays better.  But the MACBETH should hardly be
dismissed.

I'm glad the Nunn is available on that CD-ROM. I've been looking for
it.  There was also an English television production that was broadcast
in 1974 or 5 or 6 as part of a ten or twelve play series on, I believe,
English language drama through history.  It starred Eric Porter and
Janet Suzman.  I remember it being worth watching, if not especially
inspiring (the following broadcast, a DUCHESS OF MALFI with Eileen
Atkins, was a lot better, but that is obviously another story).  Still,
it would be sort of interesting to have a look at it today.

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From:           David Levine <
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Date:           Saturday, 25 Jul 1998 01:08:20 EDT
Subject:        Re: Tapes Available?

I realize that is probably very redundant, but I wondered if anyone on
the list knew if the following productions are available on video and,
if so, where:

The 1964 BBC HAMLET with Christopher Plummer, filmed at Elsinore.

The 1984 Swedish TV production of HAMLET, directed by Radnar Lyth.

The Kozintsev films of HAMLET and KING LEAR.

The BBC tapings of the RSC productions of MACBETH and OTHELLO that were
directed by Trevor Nunn ten years apart, both starring Ian McKellan.

The 1973 taping of the RSC ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA with Janet Suzman and
Richard Johnson, directed by Trevor Nunn.

A tall order, to be sure.  But what then are mailing lists for?

Many thanks in advance.

AN AGE OF KINGS, which was a complete cycle of the history plays in
short filmed episodes, which was shown here in the very early sixties.
This is different from the television version of the Hall-Barton WARS OF
THE ROSES.

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Date:           Saturday, 25 Jul 1998 17:41:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        -Tempest- films and their sources

I'm currently looking into two of the spinoff films of the Tempest:
Yellow Sky- (1948) and -Forbidden Planet- (1956).  The former is based
on a W.R. Burnett story, and the latter is based on a story by Irving
Block and Alan J. Adler.  Can anyone help me with the original titles of
these stories (I've had no luck searching for them under the titles
given the films), or were these unpublished stories?

Thanks in advance,
Hugh Davis
 

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