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Falstaff, By Verdi and Shakespeare

Synopsis
A short film about the character of Sir John Falstaff with performances of scenes from Verdi’s Falstaff with Geraint Evans and Regina Resnik, in the roles of Falstaff and Mistress Quickly, at the New York City Metropolitan Opera. Maynard Mack, Professor of English at Yale University, discusses the character of Falstaff and compares the character in Verdi’s opera with the Falstaff of Shakespeare’s plays.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1964
Duration
27 mins

Credits

Contributor
Maynard Mack
Cast
Geraint EvansSir John Falstaff
Regina ResnikMistress Quickly

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901); Falstaff

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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