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Reunion, The [03/05/2015]

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Presenter Sue MacGregor looks at how Peter Brook’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1970 heralded a radical shift in productions of Shakespeare. She is joined by Peter Brook, designer Sally Jacobs, and actors, Ben Kingsley, Barry Stanton, Sara Kestelman and Frances de la Tour all of whom acted in the 1970 production. When questioned about the videotape of the production which it is rumoured was made during a tour in Japan (and further rumoured to have been burnt on Brook’s instructions) Brook makes it clear that he doesn’t want the production to be preserved in that form.
Series
Reunion, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 May 2015 at 23:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Producer
Matt Taylor
Contributor
Barry Stanton; Ben Kingsley; Christie Carson; Frances de la Tour; Peter Brook; Richard Eyre; Sally Jacobs; Sara Kestelman; Sue MacGregor

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Midsummer Night’s Dream a

Production Company

Name

Whistledown

Email
info@whistledown.net
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Phone
0207 407 8001

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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