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Complete Shakespeare on BBC
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0785  Wednesday, 28 November 2007

[1] 	From:	Cary Dean Barney <
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	Date:	Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 09:03:22 +0100
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0769 Complete Shakespeare on BBC

[2] 	From:	John Briggs <
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	Date:	Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 14:02:18 -0000
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From:		Cary Dean Barney <
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Date:		Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 09:03:22 +0100
Subject: 18.0769 Complete Shakespeare on BBC
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0769 Complete Shakespeare on BBC

I hope the Beeb allows some imagination and (gasp) interpretation this 
time around. The old series was almost uniformly deadly and dull, one of 
those attempts at "basic" Shakespeare that sets out not to offend 
anybody's sensibility and ends up a monumental turn-off for a new 
generation. That Mendes will be responsible for the new series is a good 
sign. (Rose petals, anybody?)

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From:		John Briggs <
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Date:		Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 14:02:18 -0000
Subject: 18.0769 Complete Shakespeare on BBC
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0769 Complete Shakespeare on BBC

 >"BBC to Air All 37 Shakespeare Plays"

I asked this question when the RSC made a similar announcement a year or 
so back, and didn't get an answer: By which count do you arrive at 37 plays?

(If it includes both "Pericles" and "Two Noble Kinsmen" perhaps they 
count as half-each... The complete BBC Shakespeare DVD collection claims 
38 plays: but they include "Pericles" and "Henry V, Pts I & II".)

John Briggs

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