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Front Row [16/12/2008]

Synopsis
Radio arts review programme presented by Mark Lawson. A BUNCH OF AMATEURS, a British film comedy, opens this week with Burt Reynolds playing a washed-up Hollywood action star who finds himself playing the title role in a production of King Lear with an amateur dramatic group in a Suffolk village. In a c5 minute item Daniel Rosenthal speaks of the film as being the latest in a long line of movies about actors putting on a Shakespeare play and finding their own lives reflected in the roles.
Series
Front Row
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 Dec 2008 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Contributor
Daniel Rosenthal; Mark Lawson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on film; Amateur theatre
Related items
Bunch of Amateurs, A

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