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Getting to Know William Shakespeare: A Dramatic Life

Synopsis
CD on Shakespeare’s life written by Joy Wake and narrated by Fred Child. Features eminent Shakespeare scholars speaking about Shakespeare, Elizabethan music played by the Folger Consort, a film clip from Branagh’s HENRY V (1989) and sound effects. Scholars and practitioners who contribute are: John Andrews (President of The Shakespeare Guild in Washington, D.C.), Peter Holland (Director of The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon), Park Honan (Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds), Barry Kraft (Dramaturg at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Jill Levenson (Professor at the University of Toronto), Penny Metropulos (Associate Artistic Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Tina Packer (Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts), Roger Pringle (Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon), Phyllis Rackin (Professor at the University of Pennsylvania), Stanley Wells (Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon and General Editor of The Oxford Shakespeare), and actor Samuel West.
Series
Road Scholar
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2001
Duration
74 mins

Credits

Writer
Joy Wake
Contributor
Barry Kraft; Fred Child; Jill Levenson; John Andrews; Park Honan; Penny Metropulos; Peter Holland; Phyllis Rackin; Samuel West; Stanley Wells; Tina Packer
Cast
Folger Consort 

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
As the series titles suggests it is ‘targeting commuters with curious minds’.

Production Company

Name

Echo Peak Productions

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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