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William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama

Synopsis
A biography of Shakespeare. Details the major themes in his life and the development of his career in the London theatre. Includes readings by Germaine Greer and Edward Petherbridge of several sonnets and dramatic monologues from some of his plays including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. Introduced by Peter Graves and narrated by Charles Glass.
Series
A&E Biography
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 46 min.
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2004 sale: £10.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Available Region 1 only.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Rebecca Jones
Producer
Rebecca Jones
Cinematographer
Colin Skinner
Contributor
Adrian Noble; Andrew Gurr; Anthony Holden; Baz Luhrmann; Charles Glass; Glenda Jackson; Harold Bloom; Ian McKellen; Jonathan Bate; Jonathan Miller; Julie Taymor; Kenneth Branagh; Mark Rylance; Peter Graves; Stanley Wells
Cast
Edward Petherbridge 
Germaine Greer 

Production Company

Name

Satel Doc

Sponsor

Name

Arts and Entertainment Network

Distributor (Sale)

 

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