"I was particularly touched by the huge generosity of all the Ken Friends
on the occasion of my 46th Birthday.
Not only is the sum (once again), a staggering amount, but the recipient,
PROJECT SHAKESPEARE, is a fine group doing excellent work. I met Cindy and
lots of young people enjoying their first trip to the theatre, 15 years
ago. They had come to see us perform 'Hamlet' at the Barbican, and so the
connection with the tenth anniversary of the film version, and the
tremendous ongoing efforts of this group, is apt and personal for me.
It has also been a rare and moving treat to read of all the different
accounts of reactions to the film.
Although we all know that Shakespeare is responsible for this, I was
overwhelmed to know how much this particular version had meant to so many
of my friends and supporters.
I am very much hoping that after such a long time the full length DVD
version will finally be available in the coming year.
Thank you all for your friendship,