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Ragner Lyth's Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0509  Tuesday, 24 February 2004

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Saturday, 21 Feb 2004 10:07:31 -0800
Subject:        Ragner Lyth's Hamlet

My pal Bernice Kliman and I are up to no good. Step one is trying to
find every reference to the Swedish film *Tragiska historien om Hamlet -
Prins av Danmark, (1985),* directed by Ragner Lyth. Our goal is to show
the distributor there is sufficient interest in English speaking nations
to make it worth their while to make copies available. Steps two and
three come later.

So far we have five books by Herb Coursen:

Watching Shakespeare on Television
Shakespeare: The Two Traditions
Shakespeare in Production
Shakespearean Performance as Interpretation
Shakespeare in Space: Recent Shakespeare Productions on Screen

It is also listed briefly in Jo McMurty's *Shakespeare Films in the
Classroom: A Descriptive Guide.*

Ken Rothwell discusses it in both of his books, and of course it is in
Bernice's great book on *Hamlet* performance, even supplying the image
on the dust jacket.

Bernice will check Jim Harner's wonderful bibliography, but we would
like to find references or articles in other books and journals that may
not turn up by searching Jim's database. Anything at all, from an
article that considers it solely, to the merest mention in a footnote is
worth knowing about.

As many of you know, I seldom read SHAKSPER posts anymore, and so I
usually ask that answers to my questions be sent to me off-list. Please
feel free to do so, but since this may be of general interest, perhaps
clicking the reply button would be best this time. I shall check
SHAKSPER in a few days. Please accept our thanks in advance.

All the best,
Mike Jensen

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