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Class, The

Synopsis
Presents a series of exercises relating to basic acting problems. Shows the work of a first-year group of students at the Central School of Speech and Drama; their activities guided by the actor Harold Lang. Peggy Ashcroft performs a speech (in voice-over) from The Merchant of Venice.
Series
Monitor
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Television
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Transmission details
9 Apr 1961 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
46 mins
Availability
Hire

Credits

Director
John Schlesinger
Cast
Peggy Ashcroft 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting techniques; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Central School of Speech and Drama

Notes

Notes
The BFI National Archive holds (as of 2005) a 16mm master print, and one reel of 35mm from which a VHS viewing copy has been made.
Uses
1st-year drama courses - actor training.*

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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