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Me and Orson Welles - Study Dvd

Synopsis
Documentary (34 mins) featuring clips and behind the scenes footage from the feature film ME AND ORSON WELLES. Includes interviews with Richard Linklater (director) and Christian McKay (Orson Welles) plus contributions from academics and members of the cast and crew. The film is a fictionalised account of Orson Welles’ production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in New York in 1937. Based on real events, the film links two separate stories - a love story involving fictional character Richard Samuels (Efron) and the actual staging of the play. The character of Orson Welles spans both stories.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009

Credits

Contributor
Christian McKay; Richard Linklater

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama; Film studies
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre directors; Welles, Orson (1916-1985); Stage directing; Shakespeare on radio
Related items
Me and Orson Welles

Notes

Notes
Further study materials are available via the website http://www.filmeducation.org/meandorsonwelles/film.html. Film Education’s resources are free to UK teachers and address core elements of learning in English, Media, Film and Theatre Studies, the materials are most suitable for students aged 14-18. NB DVD must be ordered via the website. The website features study materials and film clips designed to stimulate debate, discussion and reflection on Orson Welles, Shakespeare, performance, theatrical production and film-making.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Film Education

Email
postbox@filmeducation.org
Web
http://www.filmeducation.org External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7292 7330
Fax
020 7287 6970
Address
91 Berwick Street
London
W1F 0BP
Notes
Producer of DVDs, CD-ROMs and online resources relating to individual feature films and the film industry, aimed at students studying Media Studies within the National Curriculum. Most of the resources are free to schools.

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