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Knot Garden, The

Synopsis
Television production of Sir Michael Tippett’s opera, with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Howard Williams. An austere work, in fragmented scenes, exploring the strained inter-relationships between the seven characters. Ultimately they discover an acceptance and reconciliation after the central figure, Mangus, suggests they perform a series of charades based on characters from The Tempest.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
6 Oct 1985 at 21:15 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
93 mins

Credits

Director
David Freeman; Derek Bailey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Tippett
Cast
Philip DoghanMangus (Prospero)
Janis KellyFlora (Miranda)
Nigel RobsonDov (Ariel)
Omar EbrahimMel (Caliban)
Tom McDonnellFaber (Ferdinand)
Christine BotesThea
Marie AngelDenise

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Landseer

Archive

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BFI National Archive

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