Item Details

Playing Shakespeare [videorecording]

written by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell ; LWT
Format
Video; Book; DVD
Summary
John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.
Director
John Carlaw
Performers
Presented by John Barton ; actors: Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Church, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian McKellen, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Roger Rees, Norman Rodway, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams.
Release Date
1982
Run Time
456 min.
Language
In English
Subtitled for the deaf and hearing-impaired
Notes
  • Collective title, episode titles & disc numeration from disc menus.
  • Originally produced as 9 episodes of the television program Playing Shakespeare in 1982.
  • Special features (disc 1): actor biographies & RSC stage credits (for Aschcroft, Dench, Howard, Kingsley, McKellen, Stewart, Suchet).
  • Viewer's guide includes highlights from each episode, questions to consider for each episode, a bibliography, a history of the RSC, and a glossary.
Uniform Title
Playing Shakespeare (Television Program)
Edition
Standard format (1.33:1)
Contents
  • disc 1 (ca. 148 min.). The two traditions
  • Using the verse
  • Language and character
  • disc 2 (ca. 102 min.). Exploring a character
  • Set speeches and soliloquies
  • disc 3 (ca. 102 min.). Irony and ambiguity
  • Passion and coolness
  • disc 4 (ca. 104 min.). Rehearsing the text
  • Poetry and hidden poetry.
ISBN
9781598282214, 1598282212
Credits
Cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music by Guy Woolfenden.
Published
Silver Spring, MD : Athena ; Distributed by Acorn Media, c2009.
Publisher no.
AMP-8221 Athena
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews Publisher's website for the box set
Description
4 videodiscs (ca. 456 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
DVD; Dolby digital.
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