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Kenneth Tynan - In Praise of Hardcore

Synopsis
Television drama-documentary. Recounts how theatre critic and National Theatre dramaturg, Kenneth Tynan, protested against the theatre’s prudish attitude to sex with his erotic revue Oh, Calcutta. Julian Sands plays Olivier and there are scenes of Olivier discussing and rehearsing his blacked-up role as Othello for the National Theatre’s 1964 production directed by John Dexter.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2 Mar 2005 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
75 mins

Credits

Director
Chris Durlacher
Writer
Chris Durlacher
Cast
Catherine McCormackKathleen Tynan
Julian SandsLaurence Olivier
Rob BrydonKenneth Tynan

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Olivier, Laurence (1907-1989); Tynan, Kenneth

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
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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