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Genius of Shakespeare, The

Synopsis
Television documentary made exclusively for BBC Knowledge. Richard Eyre examines Shakespeare’s contribution to literature and talks to renowned actors about their interpretations of his work. Peter Hall makes connections between speaking Shakespearean lines and jazz; Vanessa Redgrave recalls that she learnt to speak Shakespearean lines by listening to old 78 recordings of her father, Michael, and Dame Edith Evans playing Orlando and Rosalind in As You Like It.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Jul 2001 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Knowledge)
Duration
40 mins

Credits

Contributor
John Gielgud; Judi Dench; Kenneth Branagh; Peter Hall; Richard Eyre; Vanessa Redgrave

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
jazz; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verse speaking

Notes

History
Shown as part of SHAKESPEARE NIGHT. The other four programmes were SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE, SHAKESPEARE ON THE ESTATE, BARD ON THE BOX and ROMEO AND JULIET IN THE WOODS.

Archive

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