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Walk Through Prospero’s Library, A

Synopsis
Experimental short. A treatment of the 3.5 minute passage from the opening of PROSPERO’S BOOKS showing Prospero walking through his library. The footage of Prospero is shown three times and on each showing Greenaway identifies and comments on the 100 historical and fictional characters populating the library.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1992
Duration
23 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor known (7/2007).

Credits

Director
Peter Greenaway
Producer
Thomas W. Klinger
Cinematographer
Sacha Vierny
Music
Philip Glass
Costume
Dien van Straalen; Ellen Lens
Art Direction
Ben van Os
Cast
John GielgudProspero

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Tempest, The
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Prospero’s Books

Notes

Notes
The short is contained within the documentary PETER GREENAWAY (1992) produced in Holland and directed by Greenaway - no distributor has been found (9/2007).

Production Company

Name

Allarts

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