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Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0694  Tuesday, 28 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Tanya Gough <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Jul 1998 13:18:21 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos

[2]     From:   Ian H. Doescher <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Jul 1998 14:41:33 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0685  Q: Hamlets on Video

[3]     From:   Joanne Dalton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 07:58:46 +1100
        Subj:   John Barton's "Playing Shakespeare"

[4]     From:   Joanne Dalton<
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 08:01:24 +1100
        Subj:   Patrick Stewart Videos

[5]     From:   Joanne Dalton<
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 08:06:34 +1100
        Subj:   Shakespeare Films and Videos

[6]     From:   An Sonjae <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 09:23:14 +0900
        Subj:   Shakespeare Films and Videos

[7]     From:   Drew Whitehead <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 11:08:58 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0688  Patrick Stewart does Shakespeare

[8]     From:   David Schalkwyk <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 12:16:39 SAST-2
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos


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From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Jul 1998 13:18:21 -0400
Subject: 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos

In answer to David Levine's questions:

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

* is not currently available. A producer I know is going after the
title, but no progress has been made yet.

> The Kozintsev films of HAMLET and KING LEAR.

* King Lear is currently available as a poor-quality, expensive,
semi-official bootleg.  The gentleman who owns the rights to both films
has been trying to obtain clean copies of both from Russia for the past
year.  I should think progress should be made shortly.  Hamlet (or
Gamlet, as it was known originally) is only available if copied off
television.

> 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.

*I don't have any information on these titles, and would also appreciate
any leads sent my way.

Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick - CD & Video Emporium
http://www.cyg.net/~yorick

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From:           Ian H. Doescher <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Jul 1998 14:41:33 EDT
Subject: 9.0685  Q: Hamlets on Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0685  Q: Hamlets on Video

Both Kevin Kline Hamlets that PBS aired (1986 and 1990) are,
unfortunately, not available through PBS or any other video archive.
I've done a lot of checking around for both versions, and have had no
success except from a high school teacher of mine who recorded the '90
version when it was shown.

Ian Doescher

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From:           Joanne Dalton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 07:58:46 +1100
Subject:        John Barton's "Playing Shakespeare"

> By the way, as long as I'm here...does anyone know if those John Barton
> tapes are available for purchase or rental?  I found them a little bit
> like dying and going to heaven.  But then, they also coincide with one
> of my obsessions....

Well I don't know if they are available for purchase or rental or not,
but I have them all on video (PAL) because they were recently broadcast
on the Foxtel cable network here in Australia.

Joanne

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From:           Joanne Dalton<
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 08:01:24 +1100
Subject:        Patrick Stewart Videos

> Patrick Stewart was Claudius in the BBC Hamlet, starring Derek Jacobi.
> It is available, but I believe that series is still very expensive.

Not here in Australia it isn't.  You can buy the BBC Hamlet at most
video shops for about $50-$60 Australian, along with about half of the
series. Of course they are in PAL format.  I just wish they would
release the rest of series.

Joanne

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From:           Joanne Dalton<
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 08:06:34 +1100
Subject:        Shakespeare Films and Videos

> 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.

All three of these videos are available through the RSC.  If you are in
America though, I think that they are only available in PAL format.

Joanne

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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 09:23:14 +0900
Subject:        Shakespeare Films and Videos

Let's not forget the very useful Shakespeare-video online supplier known
as Poor Yorick: http://granite.cyg.net/~yorick/willscat.html Alas, they
tell me that the old Olivier Henry V is no longer available.

Very vexing...
An Sonjae, Sogang University, Seoul

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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 11:08:58 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject: 9.0688  Patrick Stewart does Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0688  Patrick Stewart does Shakespeare

> Does anyone know of any Patrick Stewart (of Star Trek fame) Shakespeare
> videos out there? I know he did "Merchant of Venice" and a recent
> racially reversed production of "Othello" (He played a white Othello).
> He's probably done more.

To the best of my knowledge Stewart play Claudius in the BBC production
of Hamlet, though I have never watched it.

You might want to consider the TNG stories that features Shakespeare
either as language or as an acted scene: Manage a Troi (spelling?)
springs to mind, there are other that I cannot remember off hand, but I
am willing to look them up if you like.  There is the episode where Data
and Picard do the Pre-Agincourt thing on the holo-suite.

Consider also the book "Dark Mirror" where Picard travels to the mirror
universe and examines a copy of their version of the S-man.  he reads
"the quality of mercy" speech from MOV only there it is all twisted and
Shylock gets his pound of flesh.

Drew Whitehead

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From:           David Schalkwyk <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 12:16:39 SAST-2
Subject: 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0690  Re: Shakespeare Films and Videos

Does anyone know where I could get a PAL version of Derek Jarman's film
of _The Tempest_?

Thanks in advance.

David Schalkwyk
 

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