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Slings & Arrows. Season 3

Alternative title
Slings and Arrows. Season 3
Synopsis
Canadian drama series detailing daily life at the New Burbage Theatre Festival, a Shakespearean theatre company in crisis. In the third season, struggling with the unfamiliar burdens of success, the New Burbage Theatre Festival mounts two ambitious productions: King Lear and East Hastings, a debut musical about a heroin-addicted hooker with a heart of gold. Emotionally fragile artistic director Geoffrey Tennant (Gross) coaxes legendary actor Charles Kingman out of semi-retirement to play Lear. But with plenty of personal baggage, Kingman doesn’t so much play the part as live it.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2007
Transmission details
24 Jul 2006 at 20:00 (Channel: Sundance Channel)
Duration
285. Each episode billed for 60mins.

Credits

Director
Peter Wellington
Producer
Daniel Iron; Sari Friedland
Cinematographer
Rudolf Blahacek
Writer
Bob Martin; Mark McKinney
Cast
William HuttCharles Klingman (Lear)
Sarah PolleySophie (Cordelia)
Martha BurnsEllen Fanshaw
Paul GrossGeoffrey Tennant
Stephen OuimetteOliver Welles
Susan CoyneAnna Conroy

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD 2007 (region 1 only). DVD special features include interviews with Paul Gross and Susan Coyne; extended scenes of King Lear; bloopers; deleted and extra scenes; trailer; production notes; photo gallery, song lyrics, and cast filmographies.
History
Series 3, comprising six episodes, was broadcast 27July - 28 August 2006.

Sponsor

Name

Movie Central

Name

TMN

Address
USA
Notes
The Movie Network

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window
Name

Rhombus Media

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