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Komar's Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0338  Wednesday, 4 June 2008

[1] From:   Arthur Lindley <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 19:11:57 +0000
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure

[2] From:   Tanya Gough <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 21:05:43 -0400 (EDT)
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure

[3] From:   Olwen Terris <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 09:14:26 +0100
     Subt:   RE: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure


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From:       Arthur Lindley <
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Date:       Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 19:11:57 +0000
Subject: 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure

The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) lists it as 'a contemporary 
rewriting' of *MforM*; Shakespeare gets 4th writing credit after three adapters. 
There are no external reviews, which suggests that it never had a commercial 
release. The listed date, by the way, is 2006, not 2007.

Arthur Lindley

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Date:       Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 21:05:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure

 >>Any other info on this?
 >>
 >>It's 80 minutes long. Either it's not Billy's words or they used a chain
 >>saw.
 >>I'd be interested to know. One misses BardCentral at times like this.

Thanks, John.

I believe that if you write to the production company (I don't have the website 
handy, but there may be a link on my old blog www.bardcentral.com/blog and I 
think they're on MySpace, too), the director will arrange to have a North 
American format DVD sent directly to you.

Hope that helps. I'm afraid my data is quickly getting out of date.

Tanya "A lass" Gough

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From:       Olwen Terris <
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Date:       Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 09:14:26 +0100
Subject: 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0331 Komar's Measure for Measure

As is generally known the DVD of Komar's MEASURE FOR MEASURE is readily 
available from UK online retailers (coded Region 2). The press pack can be 
downloaded at 
http://mustard.tapor.uvic.ca/~iseadmin/sipmedia/companies/pinnacle/PressKit2 
007.pdf. The section headed 'Target Demographic' states ". . . It is being 
targeted as a teaching tool for schools, with clear education benefits. The 
average character age has been lowered to try and increase the relevance for our 
younger audience, and the text edited to give a punchy pace to the film 
narrative. The language has been kept intact".

Olwen Terris
Senior Researcher
Shakespeare Project
British Universities Film & Video Council.

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