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Lady of Shallot, The

Synopsis
In celebration of the 2009 bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) WAG Screen made this short, filmed dramatisation of the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’. Inspiration for the visual imagery came from the many Pre-Raphaelite paintings that the poem inspired, but most especially the paintings of the artist John William Waterhouse. The DVD also features the reading of the poem by Tennyson (played by Ben Poole) to an after dinner audience at Christmas 1856. The DVD includes: The Lady of Shalott dramatisation (14 minutes); Tennyson reading The Lady of Shalott (9 minutes); Conversation between actor Ben Poole (Tennyson) and Grace Timmins of the Tennyson Research Centre (16 minutes); Dante Ferrara - ‘La Donna di Shalott’, music video (4 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
art; poetry; Pre-Raphaelites; Tennyson, Alfred Lord; Victorian poetry

Credits

Contributor
Grace Timmins
Cast
Ben Poole 
Jason Kingsley 
Victoria Rigby 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
43 minutes
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Crow’s Eye Productions

Distributor

Name

WAG Screen

Email
sales @ wagscreen.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01522 595237 (from outside UK +44 1522 595237)
Address
51 Wragby Road
Sudbrooke
Lincoln
LN2 2QU
United Kingdom

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