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| LIMITED EDITION DVDs
Format: DVD-R, Region 1 (NTSC)*
__ Alan Bates Biography (DVD) $38 ABA427
Other DVDs of interest
__ And So Died Riabouchinska
(DVD) $38 ABA115
Ray Bradbury Theatre Episode 18,
__ A Summer Afternoon in Alan's Garden
(DVD) $30 ABA401
short and personal film with poems about nature and gardens read
Biography + Alan's Garden (DVD) $55
- 2 disk set ABA507
An Englishman Abroad + A Question of Attribution
Alan Bennett's two great plays about espionage (DVD) $55 - 2 disk set ABA509
__ The Dog It Was That Died
(DVD) $38 ABA422
__ Dr Fischer of Geneva (DVD) $38 ABA413
__ The Fixer (DVD)
__ Force Majeure
(DVD) $38 ABA703
(in French; subtitled)
__ Losing Track (DVD) $38 ABA415
__ Nothing But the Best (DVD) $38 ABA405
__ One for the Road (DVD) $38 - ABA111 NEW
Plaintiffs and Defendants +Two Sundays
Simon Gray's pair of plays about love and infidelity
(DVD) $55 - 2 disk set
__ The Running Man
(DVD) $38 ABA420
__ Secret Friends (DVD) $38 - ABA112 NEW
Separate Tables (DVD) $55 -
2 disk set ABA701
Table by the Window, + Table Number Seven
Terence Rattigan's pair of one-act plays, with Julie
__ The Shout (DVD)
__ Story of a Love Story (l'impossible
objet) (DVD) $38 ABA411
__ The Trespasser
(DVD) $38 ABA423
__ Unnatural Pursuits (DVD) $55 - 2 disk set ABA702
__ Very Like a Whale (DVD) $38 - ABA504 NEW
__ We Think the World of
You (DVD) $38 ABA508
__ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
(DVD of 2002 play) $55 - 2 disk set ABA421
of 2002 London production with Eddie Izzard and Victoria
__ After Pilkington (DVD) $38 - ABA114 NEW
Simon Gray BBC 1987 production with Bob Peck, Barry Foster, Miranda
__ Anthony Quinn, Reflections
in the Eye (DVD) $30 ABA412
includes Bates comments
__ A Question of Attribution
Alan Bennett's companion piece to "An Englishman
Abroad." James Fox, Prunella Scales
__ Bridge to the East (DVD) $38 ABA116 NEW
1 hour documentary about the Byzantine Scholar Sir
Stephen Runciman; Alan Bates narrates several passages
__ Old Flames (DVD) $38 ABA416
A Simon Gray play
with Stephen Fry, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes
__ They Never Slept (DVD) $38 - ABA113 NEW
1990 Simon Gray WWII spy spoof with Edward Fox, Pete Postlethwaite,
|__ Amsterdam (4 CD set) $55 ABACD701
of the 1998 Booker Prize.
the Independent review: "Ian McEwan's Booker Prize-winning
novella "Amsterdam" takes to spoken word like a duck
to water, not least because it is so short that no abridgement
was needed to fit it on to four cassette tapes. Alan Bates, his
voice gruffly wry and authoritative, is the perfect choice as
| __ Art (CD) $25
plays Serge, the guy who sets everything in motion by buying
a white painting. What follows is a great and hilarious meditation
on friendship, taste, style, and ... art.
Yasmina Reza play had a succession of distinguished casts in
London and New York, but none more wonderful than this trio:
Alan Bates - Michael Gambon - Simon Russell Beale.
Babii Yar and Other Poems (CD) $25
wonderful recording features Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko
performing his works in live poetry readings, and Alan Bates
reading the same poems in English in a studio. Great performances
by Yevtushenko declaiming in epic style, Bates using the full
range of his instrument to reveal every nuance. It's worth searching
for this gem.
CD is arranged with the English reading of each poem first, followed
by the Russian, so that you can follow Yevtushenko's version.
(Note that the Bates reading also appears on the Poetry Compilation
Poetry Compilation (CD)
CD contains works by nine poets: Blake, Browning, Celan, Frost,
Henley, Housman, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Yevtushenko. There
are 39 poems; the length of the CD is 70 minutes.
of the highlights is Alan's contribution to a PEN International
fundraiser in 1981 to benefit PEN's work on behalf of writers
whose freedom had been denied them. He reads the searing Paul
Celan poem "Death Fugue." Notes and a playlist accompany
The Collection (CD)
the 1976 video of Pinter's "The Collection" Alan plays
James, a jealous husband.
1962 Alan played a different role in this BBC radio production
- he is Bill, Harry's young live-in lover. Harry (Olivier in
the video) is played by Harold Pinter, and Stella by Vivien
Merchant, Pinter's wife at that time. This was taped off
the air; the sound quality is excellent, and there are interesting
differences between this version and the video.
|__ Thomas Hardy Readings (CD)
excerpts from The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Trumpet Major,
Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Life's Little Ironies,
as well as a selection of poems.
The programme is interspersed with music
researched from the Hardy family manuscripts and the Dorset County
Museum, played by the Mellstock Band on early instruments. Recorded
for the National Trust on 9 January 1998.
are two basic formats for recordable DVDs: DVD-R (that's
minus R) and DVD+R. DVD-R
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PLEASE NOTE: Unless
otherwise requested, all BA disks are DVD-R. If you would prefer
DVD+R, just ask. In all cases, the DVDs are Region 1, NTSC. All
recent US players and televisions, and most non-US, can play