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Re: Barton's War of the Roses
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0760  Tuesday, 27 April 1999.

[1]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Monday, 26 Apr 1999 11:53:00 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses

[2]     From:   Adrian Kiernander <
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        Date:   Tue, 27 Apr 1999 21:08:21 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0734 Re: Barton's War of the Roses


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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Apr 1999 11:53:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0728 Q: Barton's War of the Roses

To Jeff Kean:

John Barton, together with Peter Hall and Clifford Williams, began the
RSC "Wars" in 1963 with an adaptation of 1, 2, & 3H6 as H6 and Edward 4
in 1963, followed by R2, 1H4, 2H4, and H5 in 1964.  I don't know of a
print or script form available; if one existed, it would be in the
archives of the RSC and/or the Shakespeare Institute.

The English Shakespeare Company also did a "Wars" in the mid- to
late-80s.  Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington write about the ESC
and this project in *The English Shakespeare Company: The Story of the
"Wars of the Roses" 1986-1989*, London, 1990.

Other members of the list, especially those affiliated with the
above-named institutions and/or groups, would probably know more than I
regarding this question.  My source for this info is Margaret Shewring's
King Richard 2 in Manchester U P's Shakespeare in Performance Series
(1996).

Regards,
Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           Adrian Kiernander <
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Date:           Tue, 27 Apr 1999 21:08:21 +1000
Subject: 10.0734 Re: Barton's War of the Roses
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0734 Re: Barton's War of the Roses

The published John Barton script of The Wars of the Roses should be
fairly easily available.  The Bell Shakespeare Company in Australia have
recently acquired a copy from the RSC, and there are copies in the
Fisher Library at Sydney University. It was published by the BBC in
1970. The ISBN is 563065133.

Adrian Kiernander
 

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