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Why Shakespeare?

Synopsis
BBC schools television programme presented by Steve Blacknell in which four actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company tackle two famous scenes from Shakespeare, the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and the cross-garter scene from Twelfth Night. The emphasis is on how to make the words "come off the page".
Series
English File
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
8 Nov 1985 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Geoff Wilson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Andrew Bethell; Steve Blacknell
Cast
Anton LesserRomeo
Niamh CusackJuliet
Emrys JamesMalvolio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; acting techniques; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast in the BBC 2 Daytime on two slot.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Fax
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