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Not Shakespeare

Synopsis
Arts series. Writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr champions some Renaissance dramatists whose stories have been neglected because they worked at the same time as William Shakespeare. Marr believes our obsession with Shakespeare has fatally distorted our view of the Tudor and Jacobean period. Marr talks to director Trevor Nunn, who is about to direct a production of Ben Jonson’s Volpone, while the Artistic Director of the RSC Gregory Doran talks about the master of blood and guts drama - John Ford. Includes brief scenes at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where actors rehearse John Ford’s The Queen. Marr also explores the dramatic life and death of Christopher Marlowe, as well as seeing how these forgotten Renaissance playwrights created roles for women just as good as Lady Macbeth.
Series
Artsnight
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
19 Jun 2015 at 23:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Georgina Leslie
Producer
Georgina Leslie; John Mullen (2)
Contributor
Andrew Marr; Gregory Doran; Trevor Nunn

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature
Keywords
Elizabethan drama; Ford, John; Jacobean drama; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Marlowe, Christopher; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); women

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3743 2345
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
330 Holborn Gate
1st Floor, Suite 120
London
WC1V 7QH
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
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London
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