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Re: RSC Promptbooks
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1074  Wednesday, 4 June 2003

[1]     From:   Jan Pick <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 3 Jun 2003 17:38:07 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks

[2]     From:   Matt Henerson <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 03 Jun 2003 15:12:55 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks


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From:           Jan Pick <
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Date:           Tuesday, 3 Jun 2003 17:38:07 +0100
Subject: 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks

There are very few around!  Is this the 1975 one?  The Shakespeare
Centre Library has production records, including promptbooks, stage
managers' reports and a plethora of fascinating detail - try their
website for samples - www.rsc.org.uk

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From:           Matt Henerson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 03 Jun 2003 15:12:55 -0400
Subject: 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1057 RSC Promptbooks

The promptbook for Byam Shaw's 1955 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
"Macbeth" with Olivier is published, as is Peter Brook's promptbook for
his RSC "Midsummer."  At least two adaptations of the "Henry VI"
plays--Barton/Hall and Adrian Noble--are published, although I don't
remember how annotated either was.  I think there's also a published
promptbook of Macready's "King John", although I imagine it's out of
print, and there are detailed accounts of an RSC "Coriolanus" (with Alan
Howard) which toured to Germany, and Berkoff's production of
"Coriolanus" done with a German company.  The latter is called
"Coriolanus in Deutschland."  Brian Cox has written a production diary
of the Lear he did for Deborah Warner and the National Theatre.  And
there are also published accounts of Peter Hall's National Theatre
"Antony and Cleopatra" with Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins, Gielgud's
1964 New York "Hamlet" with Richard Burton, and Michael Bogdonov's
History Cycle for his English Shakespeare Company.  Finally, there is a
contemporary account of Gielgud as Hamlet written in the 40's, I
believe.  This is a distillation of Gielgud's approach to the role
written by a woman--I think--who saw all four of his Hamlets.  This last
is out of print.  I'm sure there is much more.  Sorry not to have more
specifics with regards authors and titles.  My library is in storage.

Matt Henerson

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