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Shakespeare’s Island

Synopsis
Documentary. The programme goes behind the scenes of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to watch the various stages of John Barton’s production of The Tempest. It also explores Shakespeare’s life and work against the setting of Stratford-upon-Avon and the Warwickshire countryside. Narrated by Tony Church with readings by Ian Holm.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
23 Apr 1971 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Lorna Pegram
Producer
Lorna Pegram
Writer
Lorna Pegram
Contributor
Barry Stanton; Ben Kingsley; Christopher Gable; Christopher Morley; Estelle Kohler; Ian Holm; Ian Richardson; Jack Good; John Barton; Roger Howells; Tony Church; Trevor Nunn

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford-upon-Avon; Rehearsals

Notes

General
In a short feature article entitled ‘Nunn Sense’ in Radio Times (23 April 1971) Trevor Nunn comments on the play. ‘The convenient notion about The Tempest is that Shakespeare wrote it at the end of his career as his final testament. This is plainly nonsense’.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Patricia Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
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London
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Notes
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