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Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0304  Wednesday, 10 June 2009

[1] From:   Judy Prince <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 15:41:41 -0400
     Subj:   SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

[2] From:   Anthony Martin <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 07:24:28 +0900
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

[3] From:   Alfredo Michel Modenessi <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 17:59:32 -0500
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

[4] From:   John Chapot <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 18:19:51 -0700
     Subj:   Re: Brook Lear

[5] From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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     Date:   Wednesday, June 10, 2009
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases


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From:       Judy Prince <
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Date:       Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 15:41:41 -0400
Subject: Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

Adding to Hannibal Hamlin's list of DVDs, I'd recommend the best-filmed 
A Midsummer Night's Dream I've seen. Released in 2005, it's a 1968 Peter 
Hall-directed production with Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Donald Eccles, 
and Ian Holm. You can rent it from Netflix, or for $16.58, you can have 
a new copy of it from amazon.com. Once on the website, click on 
"customers' reviews" for reasons why this production and these 
performances outshine all the others:

http://www.amazon.com/Midsummer-Nights-Dream-Judi-Dench/dp/B0007CNXV4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1244574635&sr=1-3

Best,
Judy Prince

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From:       Anthony Martin <
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Date:       Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 07:24:28 +0900
Subject: 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

As I'm sure lots of people will observe, the Peter Brook King Lear is 
available in British format (ie region 2, PAL). And you can get Chimes 
at Midnight as an import DVD also.

Anthony Martin

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From:       Alfredo Michel Modenessi <
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Date:       Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 17:59:32 -0500
Subject: 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

Hannibal Hamlin wrote: "Now if only someone can put Chimes of Midnight 
or Peter Brook's King Lear on DVD (I'm not holding my breath)."

Nor should you. BOTH are available on DVD. _Chimes_ from "Suevia Films", 
Spain: regions 1-6; Brook's _Lear_ from Columbia Tristar Pictures-UK: 
region 2. Try a European web-shop.

Best,
Alfredo Michel Modenessi

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From:       John Chapot <
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Date:       Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 18:19:51 -0700
Subject:    Re: Brook Lear

Learmedia in Canada has the Brook/Scofield Lear on a US-playable  DVD. 
Here's the link:

http://www.learmedia.ca/product_info.php/ products_id/30

This web merchandiser has a great catalog.

John Chapot

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From:       Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:       Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Subject: 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0294 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

What amazingly helpful people subscribe to this list. I have a copy of 
the British release of the Brook Lear with Paul Scofield that Anthony 
Martin mentioned; and although I have a extra DVD player that plays DVDs 
from all regions, I jumped at buying a copy of the Region 1 version of 
the Brook Lear from Canada's Learmedia mentioned by John Chapot. At 
Learmedia, I also found a DVD copy of the Merchant of Venice with 
Olivier playing Shylock as a Rothschild (I was eager to get a DVD 
version, since my attempts at transferring my VHS copy to DVD were not 
as successful as I would have liked). I also noted that Learmedia has 
the Spanish "Suevia Films" version of Chimes at Midnight mentioned by 
Alfredo Michel Modenessi. I have a copy of Chimes in its alternate title 
Falstaff from a Brazilian distributor (the notes on the packaging are in 
Portuguese); however, when I went to the web site 
www.dvdcontinental.com.br I was not able to find Falstaff among the 
current titles. I brought my copy from someone who specializes in 
getting obscure titles. From the same person, I believe I bought my copy 
of Welles's Macbeth with Korean as the default language.

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