Re: looking for films: Umabatha

Delin, Peter (
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 07:56:59 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Eileen,

I didn't find any source to get Umabatha on videotape, but in this
bibliography a video recording is mentioned:

Msomi, Welcome: UmAbatha - An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Pretoria: Via Afrika/ Skotaville Publishers, 1996. Video recording:
courtesy of Welcome Msomi.

This bibliographic record is just the same as for the english
translation of the play published by Skotaville in 1996, too.

The adress of this publisher is as follows (still valid?) :
Skotaville Publishers
307 Hampstead House
"46 Biccard St., P.O. Box
tel: 0027 11 339 1871/2-4
or: 0027 11 339 1871
(in Johannesburg, seems to be still valid)

You might contact this publisher by phone to ask for a video recording
of the stage performance or for an adress to contact Welcome Msomi, the
author of the play, directly. If there really does exist a video
recording he certainly will know it.

Oh, after writing this I found his adress (dating from May 2000)
Welcome Msomi, PO Box 89271, Lyndhurst, 2106
More information here:
Good luck!

Here is some background to the play:

With kind regards
Peter Delin/Videolektorat
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

Eileen Simmons schrieb:
> A local film festival is trying to find out where to get the following films
> to show at their festival:
> Royal Warriors (with Michelle Yeoh)
> Come Drink With Me (with Cheng Pei Pei)
> Black Cat (with Jade Leung)
> I can find these on OCLC and through Facets, but am not sure where to go
> from there. I'm new at this process, and any information would be a great
> help.
> I also have a patron looking for a video entitled Umabatha: The Zulu
> Macbeth. I can find a book with that title on OCLC, but no indication
> anywhere that there was ever a video. However, he showed me the video box
> with that title on it, so it was out there somewhere at one time. He said he
> bought it at a local thrift store, but someone had taped over it, and now
> he's curious.
> Eileen Simmons
> Assistant Director/Head of Reference
> Everett Public Library
> 2702 Hoyt Ave.
> Everett, WA 98201
> 425.257.8022