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Muse of Fire, A

Synopsis
13-part television documentary series on the history of theatre, written and presented by Ronald Harwood. Episode 5, A MUSE OF FIRE, looks at the roots and background to Shakespeare’s theatre. Includes excerpts from a performance of Henry V at the Globe Theatre, Cedar City, Utah (Jeremy Irons performs the Prologue). From the same theatre, Jeremy Irons and others perform scenes from Hamlet (I iv, II ii, III i and III ii). Michael Langham, director of the Hamlet production, comments on the scenes. There is an interview with Sam Wanamaker who speaks of wanting to rebuild Shakespeare’s Globe; further comments from Peter Hall, Michael Billington, Alan J. Lerner, Ariane Mnouchkine (director, Theatre du Soleil, Paris) and Peter Brook.
Series
All the World’s a Stage
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Feb 1984 at 20:35 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
55 mins

Credits

Producer
Harry Hastings
Writer
Ronald Harwood
Contributor
Alan J. Lerner; Ariane Mnouchkine; Michael Billington; Michael Langham; Peter Brook; Peter Hall; Ronald Harwood; Sam Wanamaker
Cast
Jeremy IronsHamlet
Jeremy IronsChorus
Donald EcclesPolonius
John Wheatley 
Martin Potter 
Paul Rogers 

Additional Details

Theatre
Globe Theatre, Cedra, Utah
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Elizabethan stage

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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