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Why Shakespeare? 2

Synopsis
BBC schools television programme presented by Steve Blacknell which looks at two Shakespeare plays. Estelle Kohler and Emrys Jones from the Royal Shakespeare Company play first Olivia and Malvolio and then the Macbeths. The programme highlights the different acting techniques required when the same set of actors play characters from a comedy and a tragedy.
Series
English File
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
13 Mar 1987 at 12:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Geoff Wilson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Andrew Bethell; Steve Blacknell
Cast
Emrys JamesMacbeth
Estelle KohlerOlivia
Emrys JamesMalvolio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth; 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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