The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2409 Thursday, 12 December 2002
Date: Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 09:40:15 -0800
Subject: 13.2398 Richard II
Comment: Re: SHK 13.2398 Richard II
John Cox asks:
>Does anyone know if the Deborah Warner *Richard II* (with Fiona
>Shaw in the title role) is available commercially? Nancy Charlton
>mentioned that it's being broadcast this month, so it must exist on tape or
>DVD, and I'd very much like to order it for my college library.
When you go to Ovation's web site and click on "Shop" you get, not a
catalogue as on A&E or PBS, but a notice that Ovation's rights to air do
not include rights to sell media. You are directed to
Facets Multimedia Inc.
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago IL 60614
When I called them, however, I was told that they don't have most of the
things shown on Ovation but suggested that I call the Sales Dept on
their direct line, 1-800-331-6197. The helpful customer service rep at
this number told me that the Fiona Shaw Richard II was first produced in
1997, and is not available on commercial video.
I think I gave the time wrong in my earlier post. It's 4 p.m. EST, not
alas PST. This means I have to watch it at 1 p.m., not feasible 4 p.m.
Wishful thinking, I guess! Not to say they might not show it again later
on, but there's no firm indication that I could find on the
website--which BTW is www.ovationtv.org
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