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Protest and Communication

Synopsis
Television documentary series tracing the history and progress of Western civilisation. Discussing the theme of progress and communication, Kenneth Clark speaks of the Reformation, the Germany of Dürer and Luther, the France of Montaigne and the England of Shakespeare. Illustrating Shakespeare (13 min. sequence) are short speeches from King Lear and Macbeth, and an open-air performance of the graveside scene from Hamlet (V i).
Series
Civilisation
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
30 Mar 1969 at 20:15 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Montagnon
Producer
Michael Gill; Peter Montagnon
Contributor
Kenneth Clark
Cast
Ian RichardsonHamlet
Eric PorterVoice of Macbeth (Macbeth)
Patrick StewartHoratio
Ronald LaceyGravedigger
William DevlinLear

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast in the United States 11 November 1970 on PBS.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
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Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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