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Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0311  Friday, 12 June 2009

[1] From:   Tanya Gough <
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     Date:   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 20:03:46 -0400 (EDT)
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

[2] From:   Anthony Martin <
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     Date:   Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 11:34:30 +0900
     Subj:   Re: SHK 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases


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From:       Tanya Gough <
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Date:       Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 20:03:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

 >Learmedia in Canada has the Brook/Scofield Lear on a US-playable  DVD.
 >Here's the link:
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 >http://www.learmedia.ca/product_info.php/ products_id/30
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 >This web merchandiser has a great catalog.

A word to the wise, Lear Media is technically a bootlegger. They don't 
actually hold the rights to most of the films they sell. If they have 
the Scofield Lear, it's because the actual rights holder doesn't have 
the manpower or funding to go chasing them down.

Tanya "A Lass" Gough

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From:       Anthony Martin <
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Date:       Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 11:34:30 +0900
Subject: 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0304 Major new Renaissance Drama DVD Releases

The Olivier Merchant of Venice that Hardy mentions is also available as 
part of the DVD collection, "Laurence Olivier: Shakespeare Collection" 
-- along with Henry V, Hamlet, King Lear, Richard III and As You Like It 
-- again, it's British region and coding; worth the 29 pounds at 
Amazon.co.uk for the MerV and AYL, I think, since most people probably 
have the others already.

Another DVD that perhaps some of you aren't aware of is the Orson Welles 
Collection which includes The Trial, The Stranger, and Welles playing 
Lear in a 1953 TV production. This seems to be region free, but I 
noticed that it is not available from Amazon.com any longer. The King 
Lear isn't, I think, great Welles, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Best wishes,
Anthony Martin

[Editor's Note: The 1953 King Lear with a young Orson Welles was 
incidentally directed for television by Peter Brook. Non-Shakespearean 
comment: The Stranger (1946) with Loretta Young, the daughter of a U.S. 
Supreme Court justice, is to be married to a professor who is actually a 
high-level Nazi living under cover in a small University town in 
Connecticut. Professor Chareles Rankin (Franz Kinder) is being tracked 
down by a War crimes commissioner played by Edward G. Robinson. -Hardy]


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