Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge
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Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge

FOXTEL Arts November 21, 2016

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National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and ...

National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and admired, Patricia is the Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society and is a passionate expert about Beatrix Potter. Join Patricia on a visual feast featuring the stunning landscapes of Cumbria and a close up look at the remarkable art created by one of the greatest illustrators in the world. Delve into Potter's journal that she began writing at only 15 and discover the fascinating code she developed - it was not cracked until 8 years after her death! And explore the farming legacy Beatrix left behind, enabling many Cumbrian farmers to continue making a living. Authored with passion, perhaps even obsession, this charming and fascinating programme, tells the definitive and most comprehensive story of Beatrix Potter; a practical, formidable, remarkable woman.

Taming Of The Shrew
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Taming Of The Shrew

Foxtel Arts April 18, 2016

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Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each ...

Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal and controversial conclusion.

Henry V
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Henry V

Foxtel Arts April 26, 2016

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Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and Sam Cox as Pistol. Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. Henry V, opened with the words 'O for a muse of fire', celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the 'wooden O' - and beyond.

Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

Foxtel Arts April 27, 2016

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Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth-of-gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

Twelfth Night
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Twelfth Night

Foxtel Arts April 16, 2016

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Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Shakespeare Globe Theatre revisits their award-winning Twelfth Night production in 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.

Discovering Hamlet
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Discovering Hamlet

Foxtel Arts April 21, 2016

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Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges ...

Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges of staging Hamlet and examining how interpretations of the play have changed over the past four centuries.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

SBS August 21, 2010

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Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's ...

Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's play-within-a-play finale. Music by Felix Mendelssohn, conductor Nir Kabaretti and choreographed by George Balanchine.

The Book Show
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The Book Show: JK Rowling

Season 8 Episode 3 Arts October 10, 2017

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A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Rupert Everett, Mary Robinson and Jack Straw.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Romeo And Juliet

Season 1 Episode 4 FOXTEL Arts May 31, 2015

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Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers from Verona, whose families are at war with each other.

Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers from Verona, whose families are at war with each other.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: As You Like It

Season 2 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts April 14, 2016

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All the world's a stage, and in As You Like It, the stage is set for a romantic roundelay involving pairs of mismatched lovers.

All the world's a stage, and in As You Like It, the stage is set for a romantic roundelay involving pairs of mismatched lovers.

Lenny Henry: Finding Shakespeare
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Lenny Henry: Finding Shakespeare

SBS March 15, 2014

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This is the story of an unlikely love affair. As a teenager and aspiring comedian from a black working class community close to Birmingham, comedian turned actor Lenny Henry ...

This is the story of an unlikely love affair. As a teenager and aspiring comedian from a black working class community close to Birmingham, comedian turned actor Lenny Henry had a deep-seated aversion to Shakespeare and his "gobbledegook" language. Yet now he is one of the Bard's most passionate fans and wants the rest of us to feel the same way.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: The Winter's Tale

Season 2 Episode 5 Foxtel Arts April 18, 2016

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Puppets and stop-motion animation are used to tell The Winter's Tale, about a jealous king who suspects that his wife's unborn child was fathered by his best friend.

Puppets and stop-motion animation are used to tell The Winter's Tale, about a jealous king who suspects that his wife's unborn child was fathered by his best friend.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: King Richard III

Season 2 Episode 1 FOXTEL Arts June 21, 2015

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The story of the ambitious monarch, King Richard III who would murder his way to the throne of England, is told by Alec McCowen.

The story of the ambitious monarch, King Richard III who would murder his way to the throne of England, is told by Alec McCowen.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: The Taming Of The Shrew

Season 2 Episode 2 FOXTEL Arts June 28, 2015

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Puppets enact The Taming of the Shrew, about a gentleman who undertakes a battle of wits, words and wills while wooing a splenetic spitfire.

Puppets enact The Taming of the Shrew, about a gentleman who undertakes a battle of wits, words and wills while wooing a splenetic spitfire.

ABC2 Live Presents King Lear
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ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

ABC2 August 1, 2010

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It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of ...

It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear, exclusively recorded by the ABC at Melbourne's Arts Centre.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Julius Caesar

Season 2 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts April 15, 2016

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The tragedy of Julius Caesar, the ambitious conqueror who "doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus" - until he's felled by a group of conspirators led by his good ...

The tragedy of Julius Caesar, the ambitious conqueror who "doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus" - until he's felled by a group of conspirators led by his good friend Brutus, "the noblest Roman of them all."

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Hamlet

Season 1 Episode 5 FOXTEL Arts June 7, 2015

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Hamlet, the Danish prince who is visited by his father's ghost. Presented on painted glass plates.

Hamlet, the Danish prince who is visited by his father's ghost. Presented on painted glass plates.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Twelfth Night

Season 1 Episode 6 FOXTEL Arts June 14, 2015

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A shipwreck changes the town of Ilyria in Twelfth Night, performed with puppets.

A shipwreck changes the town of Ilyria in Twelfth Night, performed with puppets.