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Henry VIII

Synopsis
A personal view of the play presented by Anthony Burgess. 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
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
25 Feb 1979 at 18:10 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
David Wilson
Producer
Victor Poole
Contributor
Anthony Burgess

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry VIII
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
discussions; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Henry VIII
Henry VIII

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

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

Distributor

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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