The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0864 Tuesday, 17 April 2001
Date: Monday, 16 Apr 2001 15:08:18 -0700
Subject: Re: Shakespeare and Sullivan
Comment: SHK 12.0848 Re: Shakespeare and Sullivan
Since Ann Carrigan mentioned the Museum of Television and Radio, I'll
add that I put in time at the New York location researching Shakespeare
on television, and was able to view four of several productions in their
catalog. Once you get the hang of it, and that doesn't take long, it is
very easy to navigate. I believe they have only American productions
from the late 40s through the 1970s for Shakespeare, but that could be
my bad memory. The ballet in the Hallmark *Shrew* chilled my blood.
We've come a long way, baby.
The shows I viewed, amongst others in their holdings, are not
commercially available. They were broadcast before any of us had VCRs,
so your friends probably don't have copies to lend you. A visit to the
Museum is one of the few ways you can see these kinescopes.
All the best,
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