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Re: Gielgud -- Memories
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1098  Saturday, 27 May 2000.

[1]     From:   Douglas M Lanier <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 May 2000 20:50:02 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1083 Gielgud -- Memories

[2]     From:   William Sutton <
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        Date:   Saturday, 27 May 2000 04:04:40 -0700 (PDT)
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From:           Douglas M Lanier <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 May 2000 20:50:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 11.1083 Gielgud -- Memories
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1083 Gielgud -- Memories

One more addition to the group of tributes to Gielgud.  British Pathe
has posted a one-minute 1924 silent film of Gielgud as Romeo, a real
rarity (also with Gwen Ffrangeon-Davies as Juliet).  It can be found at
http://www.britishpathe.com/stories_news.html .  You must have a
Real.com player (which you can download free from the site) to see the
film.

Cheers,
Douglas Lanier

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From:           William Sutton <
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Date:           Saturday, 27 May 2000 04:04:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 11.1083 Gielgud -- Memories
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1083 Gielgud -- Memories

Hi Everyone,

I was a drowned sailor in Prospero's Books and also worked on the
catering for the multitudinous multicoloured cast of thousands. But I
had the opportunity to serve Sir John as he waited to head a procession
scene. Aloof and alone in a simple chair in a vast warehouse space he
sat drinking tea, I approached with a tray and asked, 'Cookie, Sir
John?' He wagged a finger and shook his head saying, 'Nooooooooo!' that
famous voice declining to a rumbling whisper.

I could have said 'Biccy, Sir John?' except I had the choice, and I
think the latter amused him more. So that's my Gielgud anecdote for you
for what it's worth.

Also the following arrived in my Quicktime newsletter:

>From Burton to Brando to Branagh, a host of the
>world's finest
>actors have interpreted the Bard on film in the past
>100 years. Take
>a look at what E!online considers the top ten
>Shakespeare movies of
>all time, featuring QuickTime clips from each.
>
>http://www.eonline.com/Features/Topten/Shakespeare/

Yours,
William S.
 

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