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Royal Shakespeare Company, The

Synopsis
Anthology arts series. In this final edition of The South Bank Show presenter Melvyn Bragg goes behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company as it embarks on an ambitious programme of work inspired by Russia and the former Soviet Union, examining the
rigorous preparations involved in the run-up to the premiere of Ukrainian author Natal’ia Vorozhbit’s The Grain Store, a play directed by Michael Boyd about the famine in the Ukraine which killed millions of people in the 1930s. Filmed in Stratford and the Ukraine, the programme includes interviews with members of the RSC involved in the season and extracts from the play. There are also brief scenes in the dressing room during the staging of As You Like It, also directed by Michael Boyd. Boyd talks about the importance of new writing for the Company, ensemble work, the stage design of the new RSC theatre, and what he feels the Royal Shakespeare Company should be.
Series
South Bank Show, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
28 Dec 2009 at 22:45 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Naomi Wright
Producer
Jonathan Levi
Cinematographer
Naomi Wright
Contributor
Melvyn Bragg; Michael Boyd

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

ITV Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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020 7393 1514
Fax
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Address
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