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Caught in the Act

Synopsis
Television documentary on the Renaissance Theatre Company formed by Kenneth Branagh and David Parfitt, concentrating on preparation and rehearsals for four productions. Details the progress of Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and Geraldine McEwan as the directors of Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and As You Like It respectively, plus Branagh’s own direction of Twelfth Night, subsequently televised. See also entries under the individual play titles which give more details on the scenes shown.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Renaissance Theatre Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing; Rehearsals

Credits

Director
Mary Gwatkin
Producer
Mary Gwatkin
Cinematographer
Clive Gill
Contributor
Richard Harvey
Cast
David Parfitt 
Derek Jacobi 
Geraldine McEwan 
Judi Dench 
Kenneth Branagh 

Production Company

Name

MV Films

Name

Reconnaissance Films

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
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