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Re: BBC Series
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0150  Wednesday, 23 January 2002

[1]     From:   Lynne Johnson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 16:58:59 -0500
        Subj:   BBC Series

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 14:53:32 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series

[3]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 22:57:01 -0500
        Subj:   Fw: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series

[4]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 23:03:36 -0500
        Subj:   Fw: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series

[5]     From:   Charles Weinstein <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 21:27:01 -0500
        Subj:   BBC Shakespeare--The Taming of the Shrew


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From:           Lynne Johnson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 16:58:59 -0500
Subject:        BBC Series

The actor portraying Henry V in the BBC series was David Gwillem not
Alan Howard as stated in Jan Picks' post. Alan Howard played Coriolanus
in the series.

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 14:53:32 -0800
Subject: 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)

Imtiaz Habib wrote,

>The really disastrous titles are Richard III and Macbeth. In the former
>which Richard is played as a giggling undergraduate prankster with what
>is supposed to be a Yorkshire accent but that turns out to be a London
>cockney,

This is me, back in my guise of *Context Man.*  I have liked this
*RIII,* and I have disliked it.  When viewed alone, it seems quite weak,
and Ron Cook's Richard a sniveling misfire.  When viewing it after the
three parts of *HVI,* I like it very much.  It flows out of them, and
the things I don't like about it now make sense.  I hope list members
will consider it in its intended context.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 22:57:01 -0500
Subject: 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)
Comment:        Fw: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)

I could not disagree more with Imtiaz Habib's assessment of Jane
Lapotaire:

> Lady Macbeth is played as a sex starved,
> bored aristocratic nymphette. The same actress 's playing of  Cleopatra
> in A&C (if I remember right) is a similar disaster. Both characters in
> the process end up as sad reductions of Shakespeare's formidable,
> multi-dimensional originals.

I find her performances in both these roles insightful, rich,
intelligent, and multi-faceted. I don't see the 'nymphette' in her Lady
M at all, but a sensual and mature woman, who thinks she knows what she
wants and discovers all too late that she has gone too far in
manipulating the man she loves.  Did we see the same productions? Ms.
Lapotaire is one of the world's most skilled classical actresses, as
these two films merely hint at.

Paul E. Doniger

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From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Jan 2002 23:03:36 -0500
Subject: 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)
Comment:        Fw: SHK 13.0131 Re: BBC Series (The Good, The Bad)

I think Tue S

 

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