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Age of Kings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1882  Friday, 15 October 2004

[1]     From:   Hugh Davis <
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        Date:   Saturday, 09 Oct 2004 09:18:04 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1869 Age of Kings

[2]     From:   Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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        Date:   Sunday, 10 Oct 2004 00:22:14 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1869 Age of Kings


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From:           Hugh Davis <
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Date:           Saturday, 09 Oct 2004 09:18:04 -0400
Subject: 15.1869 Age of Kings
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1869 Age of Kings

 >I was stunned when I saw your now 2-year old comment on seeing Age of
 >Kings.  We in the colonies have always gotten the tale that no tapes etc
 >were still extant.  Did anything ever come of the notion of actually
 >resuscitating these productions?
 >
 >Sylvia Spengler

Is there a way to see either Age of Kings or the Spread of the Eagle
productions?

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From:           Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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Date:           Sunday, 10 Oct 2004 00:22:14 +0100
Subject: 15.1869 Age of Kings
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1869 Age of Kings

I think Sylvia is referring to a post I made a couple of years ago. An
Age of Kings was a television series of Shakespeare's two history play
tetralogies broadcast by the BBC in the very early 1960s. Although not
much written about, the series is certainly extant, surviving as it did
the BBC's policy of reusing tape that saw many television classics wiped
in the period. Currently, the only way I know of seeing the series is to
visit the BFI archive in London, but this is expensive: when I viewed
the tapes, it cost 

 

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