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  1. William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama (1999 Television, Video)

    Series
    A&E Biography
    Director
    Rebecca Jones
    Producer
    Rebecca Jones

    A biography of Shakespeare. Details the major themes in his life and the development of his career in the London theatre. Includes readings by Germaine Greer and Edward Petherbridge of several sonnets and...

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  2. Richard II: Casting a King (1998 Video)

    Series
    Staging Dreams: Casting and Interpreting Shakespeare

    Educational videotape. Casting often determines where an audience’s sympathy lies; choosing an actor to play a major role like Richard II or Bolingbroke can be a complex procedure, often requiring a...

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  3. Ian McKellen (1998 Television)

    Series
    Face to Face
    Producer
    David Herman

    Interview series. Jeremy Isaacs interviews Ian McKellen about his acting career and his life as a gay man.

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  4. Authentick and Ironicall Historie of Henry V, The (1996 Television)

    Series
    Approaching Literature, Course A210
    Producer
    Tony Coe

    Explores the problematic relationship between event, text and performance in Shakespeare’s Henry V. Also focuses on the way war, and images of war, are presented on stage and on film. In five sections: 1)...

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  5. Richard III (1995 Film, Video)

    Director
    Richard Loncraine
    Producer
    Lisa Katselas Pare; Stephen Bayly

    Film version of Shakespeare’s play derived from Richard Eyre’s National Theatre production. Set in a context of 1930s’ fascism, where Mosley’s troops have taken power.

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  6. Maya Angelou: Ian McKellen (1995 Television)

    Series
    Late Late Show with Tom Synder
    Director
    Brian McAloon

    US late night talk and variety show hosted by Tom Synder. May Angelou and Ian McKellen are the guests. McKellen speaks of his role in the film RICHARD III and the nature of costuming and historical accuracy;...

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  7. Shakespeare - Playing the Dane (1994 Television)

    aka: Playing the Dane

    Producer
    Anthony Lee

    Actors who have played Hamlet discuss why they perceive the role as a benchmark in their careers. The programme includes stills and film extracts from performances by Olivier, Richard Burton and Mel Gibson.

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  8. Richard III (1992 Video)

    Director
    Richard Eyre

    Video recording using three cameras of a performance of Richard III at the Lyttleton Theatre in the Royal National Theatre, London, on 30 April 1992, with Ian McKellen as Richard. Directed by Richard Eyre...

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  9. Sir Ian McKellen, Shakespearean Actor (1992 Television)

    Ian McKellen talks to Gil Klein about playing Shakespearean roles in the theatre, and about gay and lesbian movements in Great Britain.

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  10. Living Shakespeare: A Year with the RSC (1991 Television)

    Series
    Omnibus
    Director
    David Evans (2)
    Producer
    David Evans (2)

    Documentary made to mark the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 30th anniversary and Adrian Noble’s first season as Artistic Director. Follows Company members David Bradley, Barry Lynch, Scott Ransome and...

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