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Re: Burton's Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0472  Wednesday, 17 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Ed Taft <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 09:54:47 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Burton's Hamlet

[2]     From:   Nancy N. Doherty <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 10:04:38 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

[3]     From:   Marilyn Bonomi <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 09:27:27 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

[4]     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 16:53:41 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

[5]     From:   Bill Griffin <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 18:32:45 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

[6]     From:   Bill Fant <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 22:21:59 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

[7]     From:   Lucia Anna Setari <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 23:30:42 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet


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From:           Ed Taft <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 09:54:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Burton's Hamlet

Liza Davies asks where to get access to Burton's Hamlet (the greatest
Hamlet I ever saw, by the way). I believe that the Folger has a copy
which may well be a kinescope-one camera that filmed the production
while it was going on stage.

--Ed Taft

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From:           Nancy N. Doherty <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 10:04:38 EST
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

Hi, Its out on video and you can order it through Poor Yorick's in
Stratford Canada via their web site.  It runs around $80,  I don't have
address but its easy to find, or wait and the will answer your query as
they are subscribers.

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From:           Marilyn Bonomi <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 09:27:27 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

>a film
>of Richard Burton playing Hamlet as directed by Sir John
>Gielgud in New
>York during the 1960's. Does anyone have information about it?

It wasn't precisely a "film," it was something called Electronovision
(don't ask me what that meant!) and was a capture of the actual stage
performance.  I saw it, and still vividly remember Burton's reading of
"O, vengeance" where he becomes obsessed w/ looking at the hand which he
thrust into the air at the beginning of that phrase.  It became the
schtick of the entire drama group at Temple U where I was a gofer.  I
believe (remembering where I actually saw it) that it was late '64 or
early '65.

Hope this info can help track it down.

Marilyn Bonomi

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From:           Michael Friedman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 16:53:41 -0500
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

Liza,

The latest Writing Company catalogue lists the Burton/Gielgud Hamlet on
video for $89.95.  They list a website (http://writingco.com) or call
800-421-4246.

Michael Friedman
University of Scranton

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From:           Bill Griffin <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 18:32:45 -0500
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

Hi:

I just received the latest Shakespeare catalog from The Writing Company,
a division of Social Studies School Service, 10200 Jefferson Boulevard,
Room K611, PO box 802, Culver City CA 90232-0802, e-mail:

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  and they have the video of the Burton Hamlet for
$89.95.

Bill Griffin

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From:           Bill Fant <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 22:21:59 -0500
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

At 9:20 on 16 Mar 99, Liza Davies wrote:

>Speaking of Hamlet, my acting professor is looking for access to a
>film of Richard Burton playing Hamlet as directed by Sir John
>Gielgud in New York during the 1960's. Does anyone have information
>about it?

I have seen this available in my video store.  It actually is a video of
a dress rehearsal.

Bill Fant

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From:           Lucia Anna Setari <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Mar 1999 23:30:42 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0468 Q: Burton Hamlet

Burton Hamlet can be found at RSC (Royal Shakespeare Theatre) shop of
Stradfort-upon-Avon.

They can send it.

The address is:

RSC Mail Order
Royal Shakespeare Company
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB

Many wishes,
L.Anna S.
 

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