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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Synopsis
Released alongside an edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the Apple iPad, the DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 sonnets by a cast of actors which includes Fiona Shaw, Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Simon Callow, Simon Russell Beale, Kim Cattrall, Dominic West and Stephen Fry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
John Wyver
Producer
Henry Volaris; Max Whitby
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Cicely Berry; James Shapiro
Cast
Andrew Motion 
David Calder 
David Tennant 
Diana Quick 
Dominic West 
Don Paterson 
Fiona Shaw 
Harriet Walter 
Katherine Duncan-Jones 
Kim Cattrall 
Patrick Stewart 
Simon Callow 
Simon Russell Beale 
Stephen Fry 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Subjects
Literature; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
An accompanying booklet features each actor and a short biography.

Production Company

Name

Faber

Name

Touch Pess

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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