Being Shakespeare DVD
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Directed by John Wyver
Produced in 2011
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
Featuring a tour de force performance from Simon Callow, Being Shakespeare is a one-man show about the life and work of the world's greatest playwright.
Written by the renowned scholar Jonathan Bate, and taking its cue from Jacques' famous 'Seven Ages of Man' speech in As You Like It, the drama traces Shakespeare's life from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 to his burial there fifty-two years later. Weaving together this story with extracts from many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Simon Callow presents a vivid and very human portrait of the man and of the Elizabethan world in which he lived.
Recorded before an audience during the play's triumphant London run, Being Shakespeare is both a wonderful introduction to the playwright and a richly nuanced, funny and fascinating study for those who already love his plays.
Length: 109 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 8th March 2012
Cat No: BS161
- Exclusive interview with Simon Callow
- Performances of a personal selection of Shakespeare's Sonnets.