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Shakespeare Workshop 1: The Tortured Mind

Subtitle
Tortured mind, The
Alternative title
Tortured Mind, The
Synopsis
An introduction to Shakespearean tragedy through an examination of key scenes from four of the plays. It shows how Shakespeare explores the minds - often under intolerable stress - of his characters, with Ophelia, Othello, Lady Macbeth and King Lear as examples. Includes a scene analysing Ophelia’s madness in an imagined interview with her psychiatrist. It also offers insights into past and more recent interpretations and styles of presentation and acting. Produced for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) and written and presented by David Whitworth.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1982
Duration
60 mins
Availability
Out of UK distribution

Credits

Director
Noel Hardy
Producer
Noel Hardy
Writer
David Whitworth
Contributor
David Whitworth
Cast
David King (2) 
Liz Crowther 
Peter Guiness 
Philippa Gail 
Robert Lister 

Additional Details

Theatre company
New Shakespeare Company, The
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; King Lear; Macbeth; Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
mental illness; psychoanalysis; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The videotape is made available to staff and students of the Institute of Education, University of London. Researchers outside the Institute should contact the Institute of Education Library to enquire about viewing.
Uses
Secondary students.

Production Company

Name

New Shakespeare Company

Sponsor

Name

Inner London Education Authority, Learning Resources Branch

Name

Lloyds Bank

Archive

Name

Institute of Education

Email
lib.enquiries@ioe.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7612 6080
Address
University of London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H OAL

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