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Coriolanus

Synopsis
A personal view of the play presented by General Sir John Hackett, analysing Coriolanus’ soldierly qualities and failings. The series aims to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the plays by placing them in their social and historical context and by stressing their relevance for modern audiences.
Series
Shakespeare in Perspective
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Apr 1984 at 18:35 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
25 mins
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION

Credits

Director
Sally Kirkwood
Producer
Victor Poole
Contributor
John Hackett

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
No period
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; military history; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Coriolanus
Coriolanus

Notes

History
The series was produced specifically to accompany the transmission of plays in the ‘BBC Television Shakespeare’ series.
Textual information
The edited transcripts of the television talks on the individual plays are collected in Roger Sales’ Shakespeare in Perspective , Vols. 1 and 2 (London: Ariel Books/British Broadcasting Corporation), which were published in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

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 (Sale)

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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