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Re: Barton's War of the Roses
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0734  Saturday, 24 April 1999.

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Apr 1999 10:05:49 -0700
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[2]     From:   Tim Perfect <
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        Date:   Friday, 23 Apr 1999 16:26:42
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[3]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Sat, 24 Apr 1999 09:45:05 +1000
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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Apr 1999 10:05:49 -0700
Subject: 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses

Jeff Kean wrote:

> I recall several years ago hearing of a production that John Barton put
> together combining several of the histories into one show entitled The
> War of the Roses. Does anyone know if this is available in print or
> script form?

I hope someone will give a fuller answer, but just in case not, the
script was published in England in the 70s, I think.  I don't have
publisher or author credits, but the author's are probably listed as
William Shakespeare and John Barton.  I hope someone will make my answer
look callow and give full details.

I have sought the published script in used bookstores in 4 countries.
Can't find it.

mj

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From:           Tim Perfect <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Apr 1999 16:26:42
Subject: 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses

>I recall several years ago hearing of a production that John Barton put
>together combining several of the histories into one show entitled The
>War of the Roses. Does anyone know if this is available in print or
>script form?

Actually, I recall that the Cincinnatti Shakespeare Festival did a show
by the same title, it was adapted by R. Chris Reeder from Shakespeare's
Henry VI trilogy, and Directed by Jasson Minadakis, perhaps Mr. Godshalk
has more specific info...

Tim Perfect
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
http://www.cleveshakes.org

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From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Sat, 24 Apr 1999 09:45:05 +1000
Subject: 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses

I don't know if it is easily available for performance purposes, but
Jeff Kean could probably contact the RSC for a definitive answer (their
website is http://www.rsc.org.uk ).

If Mr. Kean or anyone else is curious about the War of the Roses
production, in Dollimore & Sinefield's Political Shakespeare (2nd ed.)
Sinefield has an interesting essay on the post-war fortunes of the RSC
which discusses the War of the Roses project in some detail.

Cheers,
Karen Peterson-Kranz
University of Guam
 

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