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Simon Russell Beale in Conversation

Synopsis
Simon Russell Beale in conversation with Al Senter about his career including his role in Nicholas Hytner’s Timon of Athens and playing Falstaff in Richard Eyre’s BBC production of THE HOLLOW CROWN. Beale talks about the contemporary setting, women taking some of the roles in Timon of Athens and feels Timon is "supremely asexual". Beale believes Falstaff has to come to terms with the fact that he has achieved nothing and cannot face too much reality. He speaks of playing Shakespeare on camera (the first time he has done this) and feels he has a tendency to sentimentalise.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012
Duration
35 mins

Credits

Contributor
Al Senter; Simon Russell Beale

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Timon of Athens
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Henry IV. Part 1
Henry IV. Part II
Timon of Athens

Notes

Notes
Streamed at: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/video/simon-russell-beale-in-conversation (accessed 3/2013).

Production Company

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
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Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
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UK

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