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Re: Russian Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0277  Tuesday, 6 February 2001

[1]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Monday, 5 Feb 2001 12:20:58 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0262 Russian Hamlet

[2]     From:   Nicholas Jones <
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        Date:   Monday, 05 Feb 2001 13:16:10 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0262 Russian Hamlet


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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Monday, 5 Feb 2001 12:20:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 12.0262 Russian Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0262 Russian Hamlet

The Kozintsev _Hamlet_ is not yet commercially available, although there
is an 'educational' company in New Jersey that sold it a few years ago.
I'll try to pass along the info when I'm home.

Agreed, it is one of the most stunning film interpretations of
Shakespeare I've ever seen, and to think it was done under Brezhnev's
nose still amazes me -- how could he show the 'worker's paradise' for
the hell it really was, and get away with it?

(FYI, for those who haven't seen it, the film opens with a vivid
rendering of life in a medieval castle, with dark dungeons, slaves
shouldering the wheel, etc.)

Andy White

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From:           Nicholas Jones <
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Date:           Monday, 05 Feb 2001 13:16:10 -0500
Subject: 12.0262 Russian Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0262 Russian Hamlet

Last summer I bought Kozintsev's 'Hamlet' on video (for $10, I believe)
from a Russian distributor nambed RBC.  Only problem is, there are no
English subtitles!  Still, the images and sounds are great.

If you read Russian, you can see them online at
http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/default.asp?.  I got my copy by emailing
them at 
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I have not been able to find a subtitled version, however.

Nick Jones

> Innokenty Smoktunovsky is still for my money the best Hamlet on film.
> BUT -- Does anyone know where I can get the Russian 'Hamlet' on video?
>
> Stuart Manger
 

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