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Power and Corruption

Synopsis
An edited version of Roman Polanski’s Macbeth, narrated by Orson Welles, which follows the dramatic chain of event precipitated by Macbeth’s killing of Duncan. Shakespeare’s treatment of power and corruption is related to such works as William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, and Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1974
Duration
34 mins
Availability
Out of UK Distribution (2005)

Credits

Director
Orson Welles

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Macbeth

Notes

Documentation
Accompanying teaching notes.
Uses
Secondary and further education.

Production Company

Name

USA

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
Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution

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