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William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama

Synopsis
A biography of Shakespeare. Details the major themes in his life and the development of his career in the London theatre. Includes readings by Germaine Greer and Edward Petherbridge of several sonnets and dramatic monologues from some of his plays including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. Introduced by Peter Graves and narrated by Charles Glass.
Series
A&E Biography
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
46 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Rebecca Jones
Producer
Rebecca Jones
Cinematographer
Colin Skinner
Contributor
Adrian Noble; Andrew Gurr; Anthony Holden; Baz Luhrmann; Charles Glass; Glenda Jackson; Harold Bloom; Ian McKellen; Jonathan Bate; Jonathan Miller; Julie Taymor; Kenneth Branagh; Mark Rylance; Peter Graves; Stanley Wells
Cast
Edward Petherbridge 
Germaine Greer 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available Region 1 only.
History
Originally broadcast on The History Channel. Transmission date not known. Broadcast in the US 26 August 1996. Also released as an audiobook.

Production Company

Name

Satel Doc

Sponsor

Name

Arts and Entertainment Network

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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