The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0190 Thursday, 4 February 1999.
Date: Thursday, 4 Feb 1999 13:55:55 +0000
Subject: The Shakespeare Industry
[Editor's Note: I received the message below this morning and I invite
any interested SHAKSPEReans to respond to it. Because I simply do not
have the time to forward responses to Terry Kelleher, I ask that if you
Dear Professor Cook,
Jim Harner from the World Shakespeare Bibliography suggested that I
contact you. I am a television researcher for a small independent
company in Britain that makes factual programmes and documentaries for
the BBC and other broadcasters.
I am researching an idea for a television series about the Shakespeare
Industry - Each episode would deal with a different industry -
Shakespeare's influence on cinema, in opera, in music, in tourism and so
on - and of course on a global scale. Jim thought you may be able to
a) get in contact with people who are 'obsessed' by Shakespeare - who
may have devoted their lives to proving or disproving a theory etc.
b) to make this really interesting, I'm keen to get as many quirky
facts, figures, anecodotes as possible. (As an example - in the 1930's,
the Mayor of Texas asked for some earth and water from Stratford upon
Avon, to complete the construction of their Shakespeare Theatre)
c) what strikes you most about the huge impact Shakespeare has made on
Many thanks for your time,
(Platinum Film and Television)