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Film Focus: 21st Century Bard - The Making of Twelfth Night

Synopsis
Four short documentaries about the making of 4Learning’s contemporary production of Twelfth Night which was specially made for broadcast on school’s television. The programmes offer extended interviews with the director, producer, actors, designers and technicians, and footage of the set construction, rehearsals and shoot. These documentaries are included on the TWELFTH NIGHT DVD.
Series
English Programme, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2004
Transmission details
1 Nov 2004 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
104 mins
Availability
Out of distribution

Credits

Director
Tim Supple
Producer
Rachel Gesua
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Parminder NagraViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Chiwetel EjioforOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Michael MaloneyMalvolio

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
English language and literature; Media studies
Keywords
drama production; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); television production techniques; Rehearsals; Shakespeare on television

Notes

Notes
Note that the programme is only available as of (2007) with TWELFTH NIGHT (1983) on a DVD entitled TWELFTH NIGHT & 21st CENTURY BARD from www,4learningshop.co.uk


The programme can be downloaded from Film and Sound Online with full credits and shotlist.
History
Broadcast on Channel 4 daily from 1/11/04. Also shown on Teachers TV week beginning 18/7/06
Documentation
Online notes available at http://www.channel4.com/learning/programmenotes/english/bard21stcent01.htm
Reviews
Review by the National Association for the Teaching of English available at http://www.nate.org.uk/reviews/532.html

Sections

Title
Business of Film, The
Duration
25 mins

Title
Art of Film, The
Duration
25 mins

Title
Language of Film, The
Duration
25 mins

Title
Technology of Film, The
Duration
25 mins

Online Availability

Online URL
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Online price
academic subscription
Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

Projector Productions

Sponsor

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Distributor

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.
Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
NB. As of 1 September 2016, the Jisc MediaHub subscription service is no longer available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, is available through a new service, MediaPlus, at http://mediaplus.alexanderstreet.com.

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