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BBC America Releases Details of "Hamlet at Elsinore" DVD

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0174  Friday, 29 July 2011

From:         Patty Winter < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         July 28, 2011 1:20:28 PM EDT
Subject:     BBC America Releases Details of "Hamlet at Elsinore" DVD

The BBC America online store has now posted a release date for the Christopher Plummer “Hamlet at Elsinore,” along with further details about the DVD. So despite the disclaimer that not all shows mentioned on their “DVDs in the Works” blog will actually be released, this one is now officially a go!

http://www.bbcamericashop.com/dvd/hamlet-at-elsinore-16015.html

They’re now taking pre-orders for the Oct. 25 release. (I see that Amazon also has a placeholder for the DVD, but I’m ordering it directly from BBC America to show my appreciation for their efforts in making this TV program available to the public.)

The single-disc release will have the 2.75-hour play plus a 90-minute conversation with Mr. Plummer recorded at the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival, where this restored video was first shown. It is a Region 1 DVD, which is ironic for a film that originated in the UK, but I’ve heard that many folks across the pond have multiregional DVD players, so I hope that everyone on this list who wants to see the play can do so.

For those who haven’t seen it previously, here’s the original blog posting about the upcoming DVD:

http://www.bbcamericashop.com/blog/dvds-in-the-works/2011/05/13/hamlet-at-elsinore/

Patty

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