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England, My England: The Story of Henry Purcell

Synopsis
A dramatisation of the life and times of Henry Purcell. Little is known about the enigmatic composer, but director Tony Palmer makes up for this by contextualising his story in late 17th Century England, and gives prominence to the music itself. The film features the Monteverdi Choir, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
music - classical; Purcell, Henry (1659-1695); Baroque

Credits

Director
Tony Palmer
Writer
Charles Wood; John Osborne
Composer
Henry Purcell
Cast
Corin Redgrave 
John Shrapnel 
Letitia Dean 
Michael Ball 
Robert Stephens 
Simon Callow 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£13.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
152 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Proper Note

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020 8676 5114
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