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Macbeth / Hamlet

Alternative title
Hamlet
Synopsis
Three programmes relating to course AA306: Band 1) Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth: includes an interview with Roman Polanski about his film production of Macbeth and excerpts from a performance of the play by a Native American company; Band 2) Choices: a filmed workshop by Tony Hill of the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at the range of choices affecting costumes, props, performance styles, lighting, music and sound effects; Band 3) Soliloquies: Tim Piggot-Smith works with three recent Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduates (Jamie de Courcey, Alex Caan and Amanda Haberland) in a workshop on three of Hamlet’s soliloquies.
Series
Shakespeare: Text and Performance, Course Aa306
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2000
Duration
149 mins
Availability
Out of distribution

Credits

Contributor
Roman Polanski; Tony Hill
Cast
Tim Pigott-Smith 

Additional Details

Theatre
Greenwich Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Macbeth; Two Noble Kinsmen, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting techniques; drama production; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); stage design; Verse speaking; Shakespeare on film; Workshops; Soliloquies
Related items
Macbeth

Notes

General
Filmed at the Greenwich Theatre, London
History
Tim Pigott-Smith’s workshop on Hamlet’s soliloquies is marketed separately on VHS as HAMLET’S SOLILOQUIES:PERFECTING PERFECTION by Films for the Humanities.

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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