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Learning Zone: Shakespeare - From Stage to Screen, The

Alternative title
Shakespeare - From Stage to Screen
Synopsis
Three-part documentary from BBC Learning Zone on how Gregory Doran’s 2008 production of Hamlet with David Tennant in the title role was restaged and filmed for television. Actors and the production team discuss individual scenes and explain why certain creative and technical decisions were made. Casting, costumes, design and textual choices are discussed and there are many scenes from rehearsals. The production crew, including producer John Wyver and director Greg Doran, explain what their roles are and how they approached the filming of a stage production.
Series
The Learning Zone
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Dec 2009 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Paul Symonds
Cinematographer
Andy Smith; Oli Russell
Contributor
Gregory Doran; John Wyver; Robert Jones; Tim King
Cast
David TennantHamlet
Patrick StewartClaudius
Penny DownieGertrude
Oliver Ford DaviesPolonius
Edward BennettLaertes
John WoodvinePlayer King

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
costume; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); stage design; television production techniques; Rehearsals; Shakespeare on television
Related items
Hamlet
Hamlet

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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