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Re: BBC Shakespeare Series
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0207  Tuesday, 1 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Carol Barton <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 Jan 2000 10:09:14 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series

[2]     From:   W. L.  Godshalk <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 Jan 2000 11:45:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series

[3]     From:   Tanya Gough <
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        Date:   Monday, 31 Jan 2000 14:33:57 -0500
        Subj:   BBC Phone Number Correction


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From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2000 10:09:14 EST
Subject: 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series

Tanya Gough writes, of the BBC's assertion that only schools are
interested in buying the films of their Shakespeare series,

>Since this is the case, I am asking everyone to take a stand and assist
>in this initiative.  Call the BBC and ask for Burton Cromer, and then
>tell him, or his voice mail, that you, personally want to buy the BBC
>Shakespeares, but cannot afford to at the Ambrose rates.  Tell your
>friends and colleagues and urge them to do the same.  Perhaps if we can
>deluge his office with calls in the next few weeks, something will
>finally be done.
>
>The phone number for the BBC NY office is 1-212-705-9344.
>
>Ever the grassroots rebel,
>Tanya Gough

Wouldn't an e-mail address be more effective (and less costly or subject
to the vagaries of time-zone factors) than a telephone number?  Some of
us are rather far away from New York . . . many across major bodies of
water . . .

Thanks, and good luck with this --

Carol Barton

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From:           W. L.  Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2000 11:45:54 -0500
Subject: 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0193 BBC Shakespeare Series

>The phone number for the BBC NY office is 1-212-705-9344.

I dialed this number several times and got only a fax machine.

Bill Godshalk

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From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Monday, 31 Jan 2000 14:33:57 -0500
Subject:        BBC Phone Number Correction

My apologies.  I seem to have listed the fax number instead of the phone
number for the BBC.

The correct number is:  1-212-705-9300

Here's the original post again with the correct info, in case you plan
on posting it:

PLEASE POST
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The saga of the BBC videos continues.

As you all may or may not know, I have been trying for several years to
convince the BBC to release their Shakespeare series for home
distribution.  After several promising leads which failed to realize, I
have talked to Burton Cromer at the BBC New York office.  Burton is in
charge of all home distribution titles in North America.

According to him, the BBC does not feel that there is really a market
out there for their Shakespeare titles.  Most of the requests they
receive have come from schools, and they are already being serviced by
Ambrose Video, who sells the titles for about $100 a piece, including
public performance rights.  The only serious requests they have received
otherwise have been mostly from me, and they seem to have disregarded
the 300+ names I have sent them via petitions and forwarded e-mails.

Since this is the case, I am asking everyone to take a stand and assist
in this initiative.  Call the BBC and ask for Burton Cromer, and then
tell him, or his voice mail, that you, personally want to buy the BBC
Shakespeares, but cannot afford to at the Ambrose rates.  Tell your
friends and colleagues and urge them to do the same.  Perhaps if we can
deluge his office with calls in the next few weeks, something will
finally be done.

The phone number for the BBC NY office is 1-212-705-9300 (fax #
1-212-705-9344).

Ever the grassroots rebel,
Tanya Gough
Poor Yorick - CD & Video Emporium
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