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Making of Timon, The

Synopsis
4 short videos, hosted on the National Theatre’s website, related to Nicholas Hytner’s 2012 production of Timon of Athens with Simon Russell Beale in the title role.

TIMON THE CHARACTER: Explores the character of Timon. Actor Simon Russell Beale and dramaturg Ben Power discuss the character and what makes him an unusual tragic protagonist (6 mins).

BEHIND THE SCENES. The creative team talk about the various elements that have brought the show to life, including production design, costume and props.
Featured in this video: Lizzie Frankl (Props Supervisor), Jack Galloway (Costume Designer), Tim Hatley (Production Designer), Kerry McDevitt (Stage Manager) and Di Willmott (Production Manager) and Kate Chapman (Deputy Production Manager) (7 mins).

BUILDING THE SET: A time lapse film of the fit up process at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre, showing the stage crew and technicians at work (4 mins).

STAGING THE PLAY: The creative team talk about their staging of the play and the motivations for bringing a rarely staged and problematic play to the stage. Featured in this video: Nicholas Hytner, Simon Russell Beale, Cathal Cleary, Tim Hatley and Ben Power (6 mins).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012

Credits

Contributor
Ben Power; Cathal Cleary; Nicholas Hytner; Simon Russell Beale; Tim Hatley

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Timon of Athens
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama production; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Theatre design
Related items
Timon of Athens

Notes

Notes
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/video. Each video has its own link. (Accessed 8/2013).

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

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