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Seeking Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0675  Monday, 11 April 2005

[1]     From:   M Yawney <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Apr 2005 10:02:58 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet

[2]     From:   Thomas Pendleton <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Apr 2005 14:43:42 -0400
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[3]     From:   Susan St. John <
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        Date:   Friday, 08 Apr 2005 23:56:27 -0700
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[4]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Monday, April 11, 2005
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From:           M Yawney <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Apr 2005 10:02:58 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet

Internet Movie Database lists 55 films entitled "Hamlet." I did not look
at each entry, but the ones I did were all adaptations of Shakespeare's
play.

The link follows:

http://www.imdb.com/find?q=hamlet;tt=on;nm=on;mx=20

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From:           Thomas Pendleton <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Apr 2005 14:43:42 -0400
Subject: 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet

I suspect that whoever wrote the program note saying there were 53--not
52 nor neither 54--film/video Hamlets was pretending to know more than
he does.  The real answer ought to begin, "There's a lot of them, it
depends on . . ."

The Filmography and Title Index of Ken Rothwell's A History of
Shakespeare on Screen, 2nd ed.(2004), lists 43 items, although this
includes such things as Victor Mature reading "To be or not to be" in My
Darling Clementine.  Rothwell's earlier Shakespeare on Screen: An
International Filmography and Videography (ed. with Annabelle Henkin
Melzer and covering up to 1989) lists over 80 items, although, fairly
obviously, its criteria for inclusion are broader.  These two books
provide the menu, but one still has to work his way through, continually
deciding that this one counts but that one doesn't.  I wouldn't bet on
the final tally working out to 53.

One could ask Rothwell. I imagine he would say "There's a lot of them,
it depends on . . . ."

Tom Pendleton

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From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Friday, 08 Apr 2005 23:56:27 -0700
Subject: 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet

Cheryl,

Go to imdb.com and search "Hamlet" you will come up with more films than
you could ever wish for

Susan St. John

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Monday, April 11, 2005
Subject: 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0662 Seeking Hamlet

You might also want to consult The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue at
www.bardcentral.com as a database for the availability of current audio
and videos versions of the plays.


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