Re: Shakespeare plays

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 14:27:24 -0700 (PDT)

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Actually, Randy, Pericles slipped my mind for some reason.

The Beckett, by the by, is spectacular!

gary

02:19 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Are you saying you'd leave "Cymbeline" behind? (There's 37, right?). BTW,
>Bill Ambrose will probably hate me for saying this (unless he's running a
>special--in which case it's free advertising for Ambrose Video with a hearty
>seal of approval from VL), but Amazon is selling a 5-disc set "BBC
>Shakespeare Tragedies DVD Giftbox," which includes "Romeo & Juliet,"
>"Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Julius Caesar," and "Othello" for $149.99 (remember
>these are normally priced at $99 *each*).
>
>Now, I've also noticed that Amazon is selling the Ambrose distributed
>"Beckett on Film" (which will be reviewed in our next issue), but the price
>is the same and Ambrose is selling PPR with theirs (which may be the issue
>with the Shakespeare titles as well...still, as I just pointed out [again]
>in an editorial about the Insight Media/Kultur/Broadway Theater Archive
>situation, once titles enter the mainstream distribution process all bets
>are off.)
>
>Best,
>
>Randy Pitman
>Publisher/Editor
>Video Librarian
>8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
>Seabeck, WA 98380
>Tel: (800) 692-2270; Fax: (360) 830-9346
>Email: vidlib@videolibrarian.com
>Web: www.videolibrarian.com
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gary Handman" <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:03 PM
>Subject: Re: Shakespeare plays
>
>
> > If I could only take 100 tapes with me to start a desert island media
> > center, the 36 BBC Shakespeare plays (on DVD) would be among them.
> >
> > gary
> >
> >
> > At 12:36 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> > >The BBC produced a series of Shakespeare plays in video back in
> > >the early 1980's. The set is still available for $3700 from at
> > >least one major vendor.
> > >
> > >My question is: is this considered a definitive production? Is
> > >it worth the expense? Has another producer done a more recent set
> > >or one that might be less expensive?
> > >
> > >Thanks for any assistance you can provide,
> > >
> > >Paul
> > >
> > >Paul Duckworth
> > >Collection Development Coordinator
> > >Springfield-Greene County Library District (Missouri)
> > >417-874-8120 ext 223
> > >417-874-8114 fax
> > >pauld@mail.sgcl.org
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Gary Handman
> > Director
> > Media Resources Center
> > Moffitt Library
> > UC Berkeley
> > ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
> >

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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Actually, Randy, Pericles slipped my mind for some reason.

The Beckett, by the by, is spectacular!

gary


02:19 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:

Are you saying you'd leave "Cymbeline" behind? (There's 37, right?). BTW,
Bill Ambrose will probably hate me for saying this (unless he's running a
special--in which case it's free advertising for Ambrose Video with a hearty
seal of approval from VL), but Amazon is selling a 5-disc set "BBC
Shakespeare Tragedies DVD Giftbox," which includes "Romeo & Juliet,"
"Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Julius Caesar," and "Othello" for $149.99 (remember
these are normally priced at $99 *each*).

Now, I've also noticed that Amazon is selling the Ambrose distributed
"Beckett on Film" (which will be reviewed in our next issue), but the price
is the same and Ambrose is selling PPR with theirs (which may be the issue
with the Shakespeare titles as well...still, as I just pointed out [again]
in an editorial about the Insight Media/Kultur/Broadway Theater Archive
situation, once titles enter the mainstream distribution process all bets
are off.)

Best,

Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian
8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
Tel: (800) 692-2270; Fax: (360) 830-9346
Email: vidlib@videolibrarian.com
Web: www.videolibrarian.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Handman" <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: Shakespeare plays


> If I could only take 100 tapes with me to start a desert island media
> center, the 36 BBC Shakespeare plays (on DVD) would be among them.
>
> gary
>
>
> At 12:36 PM 9/17/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >The BBC produced a series of Shakespeare plays in video back in
> >the early 1980's.  The set is still available for $3700 from at
> >least one major vendor.
> >
> >My question is:  is this considered a definitive production?  Is
> >it worth the expense?  Has another producer done a more recent set
> >or one that might be less expensive?
> >
> >Thanks for any assistance you can provide,
> >
> >Paul
> >
> >Paul Duckworth
> >Collection Development Coordinator
> >Springfield-Greene County Library District (Missouri)
> >417-874-8120 ext 223
> >417-874-8114 fax
> >pauld@mail.sgcl.org
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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