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Re: RSC Workshops on Video
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0580  Tuesday, 30 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Ronald Moyer <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Mar 1999 14:47:53 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

[2]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Mar 1999 14:58:18 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

[3]     From:   David Kathman <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Mar 1999 18:55:03 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

[4]     From:   Jim Shaw <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 09:11:53 GMT
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From:           Ronald Moyer <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Mar 1999 14:47:53 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

The Playing Shakespeare videos can be purchased in the USA from Films
for the Humanities and Sciences.  For more information, search "Playing
Shakespeare" or "Exploring a Character" at their website:
<www.films.com>. The eleven-video set (nine programs/chapters from
Barton's book and two earlier programs hosted by Trevor Nunn, featuring
Barton and including McKellin's anatomizing of "Tomorrow and
tomorrow...") sells for US$899; each episode lists for US$89.95.
Best,
Ron Moyer, Univ. of South Dakota

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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Mar 1999 14:58:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

To Don Ulin:

The 1999 Films for the Humanities and Sciences catalog (800-257-5126)
has the 11-part series of videos to which you refer, *Playing
Shakespeare*, available for $899.00 (#BZF137).  The particular video to
which you refer, "Exploring a Character," is devoted to playing Shylock,
and includes David Suchet and Patrick Stewart tackling the role under
the direction of John Barton, and is available for $89.95 (#BZF760).

Best regards,
Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Mar 1999 18:55:03 -0600
Subject: 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0569 Wanted: RSC Workshops on Video

Don Ulin wrote:

>I have tried what tricks I know to track down a video of the "nine
>workshop programmes made in 1982 by the Royal Shakespeare Company for
>London Weekend Radio and shown on Channel Four in 1984."  That
>description comes from the book Playing Shakespeare by John Barton
>(Methuen 1984).  I gather that a set of videos exists corresponding to
>the chapters in this book, and what I really want is the one that goes
>with Chapter 10, "Exploring a Character: Playing Shylock."
>
>I would be tremendously grateful if anyone could tell me where I might
>find this/these video(s).

I have a copy of the Fall 1984 Shakespeare Newsletter with a color
insert for the video series you've described.  It's a series of nine
videos, with Barton directing a cast including Ben Kingsley, Ian
McKellen, Sinead Cusack, Jane Lapotaire, Alan Howard, Peggy Ashcroft,
and others.  The series was being sold then by Films for the Humanities,
and a quick web search revealed that this company is still doing
business as Films for the Humanities and Sciences.  Their web site is at
http://www.films.com, and the "Exploring a Character" video in
particular can be purchased for $89.95 at
http://www.films.com/Dynamic/Item/Item760A.asp?OrderID=P1999032919383817.

Dave Kathman

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From:           Jim Shaw <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 09:11:53 GMT
Subject:        Re: RSC workshops on video

The good news is that the series Playing Shakespeare - a series of
workshops with John Barton - is available for sale on the Films for the
Humanities and Sciences website (http://www.films.com).  The bad news is
that it retails at 899.00 US dollars.  If anyone knows of a cheaper
option please let me know.

Yours,
Jim Shaw
Shakespeare Institute
 

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