----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Shaw / Warner _TWL_ availability?
>J Pollard wrote:
>> I delurk to ask if anyone might have a contact or a resource which
>> would help me to locate a vhs or dvd of the Shaw / Warner collaboration
>> _The Waste Land_.
> This was a real challenge! MUCH harder than it would first appear as
> I couldn't find the right information from Google (no links or names
> of places from which to buy the DVD, just that a DVD was made.)
> Eventually I found pages that had the name "John Wyver" as the
> producer. Upon entering his name and "productions" into Google the
> first page listed in the search results had the name of his company
> listed, Illuminations. Going to www.illuminations.co.uk on a hunch
> caused a redirect to a fireworks company. So it was back to Google
> with "illuminations production bbc" and that brought up an "about us"
> page at the http://www.illumin.co.uk/ website. Illuminations has a
> heavily framed site and some browsing was required but I found that
> they were indeed the producers of "The Waste Land" performed by Fiona
> Shaw and directed by Deborah Warner. The work was not listed on the
> page of available DVDs. For ordering the DVDs that they do sell they
> say you can contact Louise Machin ([log in to unmask]) or phone 020
> 7288 8409. Give her a ring and report back please; I just got a DVD
> player and I would like to see the production.
> Rick Parker
Thank you! I did look at Illuminations' website (there's a pair of photos of
Shaw from the production--one of which is quite frightening), but I didn't
catch the Louise Machin reference. I'll definitely contact her and let you
know what response I get.
Again, thank you!