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Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie

Synopsis
Independent and self-funded documentary. Actors/directors Dan Poole and Giles Terera travel the world asking actors, directors, students and the public about their experiences of Shakespeare.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2013
Transmission details
24 Oct 2013 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Dan Poole; Giles Terera
Producer
Dan Poole; Giles Terera
Cinematographer
Dan Poole
Music
Giles Terera
Contributor
Alan Cumming; Alan Rickman; Alec McCowen; Baz Luhrmann; Ben Kingsley; Brian Cox; Christopher Eccleston; Derek Jacobi; Dominic West; Edward Cornely; Finty Williams; Fiona Shaw; Frances Barber; Geraldine James; Harold Bloom; Helen McCrory; Ian McKellen; Jaime Murray; James Earl Jones; Jeremy Irons; John Hurt; John lLequizamo; Jude Law; Judi Dench; Julie Taymor; Mark Rylance; Michael Gambon; Michael Grandage; Ralph Fiennes; Simon Russell Beale; Steven Berkoff; Toby Stephens; Zoë Wanamaker

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget £350,000.
Released on DVD (NTSC Region 0) 2015. DVD extras include a 60-minute film, SHAKESPEARE IN PRACTICE featuring actors and practitioners at London’s National Theatre Studio. Extracts from Shakespeare’s works including Sonnets, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet are accompanied by commentary by Ian McKellen, Bonnie Greer, Fiona Shaw, Peter Gill, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Henry Goodman, and co-founder of the RSC, John Barton.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.museoffirefilm.co.uk

Production Company

Name

Lion Television

Contact
Francesca Rich and Bill Locke (PA to MD and BL - Executive Producer)
Email
Francesca.rich@liontv.co.uk
Web
http://liontv.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8846 2000
Fax
020 8846 2001
Address
26 Paddenswick Road
London
W6 0UB
Name

Muse of Fire

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

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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