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Within a Play

Synopsis
US television documentary. When in 2003 the fledgling American Shakespeare Theatre Company took a contemporary production of Hamlet with a raceblind and genderblind cast on tour in Taiwan, filmmaker Mark P. Ring joined them to document the process. Stage director Robert Anderson, artistic director Wayne Pyle and the rest of the cast and crew offer their personal impressions on camera as they travel and perform around the country. Impossibly short rehearsals, non-stop travel, exhaustion, volatile group dynamics, political unrest, cultural differences, half-finished theatres, wild dogs and monkey bites are only a few of the many challenges they encounter on the road.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Availability
No archive copy or distributor found (4/2007).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Taiwan; Multicultural casting; Gender-blind casting

Credits

Director
Mark P. Ring
Contributor
Robert Anderson (3)
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