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Shakespeare Shorts 1 Video

Synopsis
Television programmes for schools featuring television actors not usually associated with Shakespeare in scenes from five of the plays. They use contemporary settings, which aim to illustrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas today. Discussion of the motivation of the major character is supported by clips from past television and film productions, and followed by a full performance of the chosen scene. Includes Romeo and Juliet, III v; Julius Caesar, III i; scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, II v; Macbeth, I vii.
Series
English File
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1996
Transmission details
(Channel: BBC2)
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Christopher Middleton
Cast
John Gordon SinclairMacbeth
Patrick RobinsonMark Antony
Nigel PlanerMalvolio
Mona HammondNurse
Anna FrielHermia
David MorriseyMarcus Brutus
Sharon DuceMaria
Simone BendixHelena

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting techniques; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Related article in Radio Times (20-26/4/96), p32.
History
The five-part series was transmitted in the BBC Schools’ ‘English Time Special’ slot which is designed for 11-14 year olds. Broadcast on BBC2 from 19/4/96. Last broadcast on BBC2 on 16/9/04.
Documentation
Teacher’s notes available separately.
Uses
GCSE English.

Production Company

Name

BBC Education

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8746 1111
Fax
020 8752 4398
Address
White City
201 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TS

Distributor

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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