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King Lear: An Introduction

Synopsis
An introduction to the play’s theme and atmosphere, Designed to reproduce the conditions of acting in Elizabethan times such as having the same actors play several roles, thus showing how the plays were originally written for a specific company of actors. Includes extracts from Act I scenes i and iv; Act II ii; Act IV ii; Act V iii.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1969
Duration
24 mins
Availability
Out of UK distribution (2008)

Credits

Director
Peter Seabourne
Producer
John Seabourne
Writer
Peter Seabourne
Cast
David DodimeadLear
Delena KiddCordelia
Dudley Jones 
Glyn Houston 
Jane MarshRegan
Jennie GoossensGoneril

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan stage

Notes

Notes
Clips from the production may be viewed online at www.phoenixlearninggroup.com (accessed 2008).
History
Released in the US in the New Shakespeare series by Bailey-Film Associates.
Uses
Secondary and further education.

Production Company

Name

Anvil Films

Name

Seabourne Enterprises

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

Distributor

Name

National Education Video Library

Contact
John Lovell
Email
tryfannevl@aol.com
Phone
01286 676001 or 07768 105467
Fax
01286 676001
Address
Arfon House
Bontnewydd
Caernarvon
Gwynned
LL54 7UN
Notes
Formerly the National Audio Visual (Aids) Library. No longer holds 16mm material. Retains the negatives and copyright to the EFVA material, but have no viewing copies. Video only. (1/97) Alternative address might be Arfon House, Bontnewydd, Caernarvon, Gwynned LL54 7UN Telephone/Fax 01286 676001

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Phoenix Learning Group

Email
customerservice@phoenixlearninggroup.com
Web
http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com External site opens in new window
Phone
314-569-0211
Address
2439 Chaffeee Drive
Saint Louis
MO 63146-3306
USA

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