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Behind the Scenes at the RSC

Synopsis
Two programmes looking at theatre craft and theatre production. With access to the workshops and wardrobe of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the series follows new productions, including Measure for Measure directed by Michael Boyd and designed by Tom Piper. Shows the craft skills of the Stratford workshops as they interpret the design for the play in the form of a model box and costume drawings and help to realise the ‘world of the play’. Draws on several other productions in the 1998 RSC season, covering a range of technical problems and a rich variety of theatre craft skills in some very different contexts - The Spanish Tragedy, Much Ado About Nothing, ‘The Tempest’ and Bartholomew Fair.
Series
English Programme, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
12 Nov 2004 at 09:30 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Out of distribution

Credits

Contributor
Michael Boyd; Tom Piper

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
costume design; drama production; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); stage design; set design

Notes

Notes
Scenes from the programme can be downloaded from Film and Sound Online with commentary, shotlist and full credits.
History
Part 2 transmitted 13/11/2004 at 11:05 (25 minutes)
Documentation
Optional study guide. Programme notes available from: www/channel4.com/schools/netnotes

Sections

Title
Stage, The: set, props and paint

Title
Players, The: wigs, weapons and make-up

Online Availability

Online URL
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Online price
academic subscription
Online format
Download

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
NB. As of 1 September 2016, the Jisc MediaHub subscription service is no longer available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, is available through a new service, MediaPlus, at http://mediaplus.alexanderstreet.com.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.

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