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Re: Query (filmscripts)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1681  Monday, 4 September 2000.

[1]     From:   Sarah Hatchuel <
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        Date:   Friday, 1 Sep 2000 19:03:47 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1676 Query

[2]     From:   William Kemp <
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        Date:   Sunday, 03 Sep 2000 16:29:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1676 Query (filmscripts)

[3]     From:   Peter Holland <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Sep 2000 10:30:51 ?
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From:           Sarah Hatchuel <
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Date:           Friday, 1 Sep 2000 19:03:47 +0200
Subject: 11.1676 Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1676 Query

Peter Donaldson asked:

>Does anyone know of the existence of published or otherwise available
>screenplays, shooting scripts or similar materials for any of the
>Midsummer Night's Dream films?

The screenplay of Michael Hoffman's 1999 'Midsummer Night's Dream' has
been released in paperback with many pictures from the movie.  UK
edition by HarperCollins Trade (1 September 1999, ISBN: 000257117X), 111
pages. US edition by Harper Collins Publishers (May 1999; ISBN:
0061073563), 115 pages.

Sarah Hatchuel
University of Paris IV Sorbonne

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From:           William Kemp <
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Date:           Sunday, 03 Sep 2000 16:29:25 -0400
Subject: 11.1676 Query (filmscripts)
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1676 Query (filmscripts)

Peter Donaldson asks about filmscripts for various productions of MND.
Several places sell unpublished scripts for Hollywood productions. The
one I've got bookmarked is Scriptshop.com
<<http://www.scriptshop.com/>>, which offers the 1999 MND script for
$15. According to the FAQ, these are photocopied scripts obtained from
memorabilia dealers.

Bill Kemp
Mary Washington College
Fredericksburg, Va.

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From:           Peter Holland <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Sep 2000 10:30:51 ?
Subject: 11.1676 Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1676 Query

The screenplay for Michael Hoffman's film was published by
Harper/Collins in 1999 (ISBN 0 00 257117X - in case it's still in
print). It differs intriguingly from the film as released, for instance
in having Bottom covered by 'dung' rather than red wine in the
equivalent of 1.2.

An extraordinary shooting script version of the Reinhardt-Dieterle film
(including scenes of the war with the Amazons and also of Bottom's wife)
was found by Russell Jackson in the Birmingham Shakespeare Library and
described by him in Shakespeare Bulletin vol 16 no 4 (Fall, 1998)
pp.39-41

I can't help with the Peter Hall or Adrian Noble films, though scenes
from the stage version which preceded the latter appear on an RSC Great
Performances video.
 

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