Twelfth Night
2:58:09

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Peter Pan Live!
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Peter Pan Live!

Foxtel Arts August 28, 2016

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Mermaids, fairies and a vile villain named Captain Hook all intertwine in this adaptation of the Broadway musical centering on a playful boy who never wants to grow old.

Mermaids, fairies and a vile villain named Captain Hook all intertwine in this adaptation of the Broadway musical centering on a playful boy who never wants to grow old.

Macbeth
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Macbeth

Smooth/Arts March 25, 2019

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When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man ...

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing - first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant's crown. From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches' prophecy, Shakespeare's gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination.

Opera On Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly
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Opera On Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly

ABC January 4, 2015

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Puccini's much loved opera Madama Butterfly grace the magnificent harbour-top stage for Opera On Sydney Harbour. Designed and directed by La Fura dels Baus; starring Hiromi ...

Puccini's much loved opera Madama Butterfly grace the magnificent harbour-top stage for Opera On Sydney Harbour. Designed and directed by La Fura dels Baus; starring Hiromi Omura and Hyeseoung Kwon.

The Phantom of the Opera
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The Phantom of the Opera

Masterpiece December 2, 2017

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This film tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally ...

This film tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

Evita
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Evita

Masterpiece May 9, 2016

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Evita is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread ...

Evita is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever.

Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind
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Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind

Foxtel Arts May 1, 2016

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One of Hollywood's greatest and most popular films, this special combines footage of Gone With The Wind with rare behind-the-scenes material from producer David O. Selznick ...

One of Hollywood's greatest and most popular films, this special combines footage of Gone With The Wind with rare behind-the-scenes material from producer David O. Selznick and the Turner Entertainment library.

Caesar and Cleopatra
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Caesar and Cleopatra

Smooth/Arts June 26, 2018

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Caesar and Cleopatra is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's ...

Caesar and Cleopatra is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by the New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now you can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.

Philip Glass: The Perfect American
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Philip Glass: The Perfect American

Foxtel Arts July 18, 2016

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The last days of American icon Walt Disney form a powerful and poignant subject, using both fact and fiction to peer into Disney's troubled psyche for Philip Glass's opera. ...

The last days of American icon Walt Disney form a powerful and poignant subject, using both fact and fiction to peer into Disney's troubled psyche for Philip Glass's opera. Phelim McDermott directs and is conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.

Becoming Traviata
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Becoming Traviata

SBS January 3, 2015

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In this documentary, celebrated soprano Natalie Dessay joins forces with innovative theatre and opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier. The pair work with the London Symphony ...

In this documentary, celebrated soprano Natalie Dessay joins forces with innovative theatre and opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier. The pair work with the London Symphony Orchestra to craft a production of Verdi's La Traviata at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France. From rehearsals through to performance, director Philippe Beziat documents the 'Sivadier Method'. This unorthodox approach abandons crinolines, chandeliers and cliched choreography, aiming to bring performers closer to their audiences. In French and Italian.

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.

Elektra
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Elektra

SBS September 4, 2010

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Elektra is in despair. Her father Agamemnon has been murdered by her mother, Klytemnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegistheus. Elektra swears revenge. Failing to enlist the ...

Elektra is in despair. Her father Agamemnon has been murdered by her mother, Klytemnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegistheus. Elektra swears revenge. Failing to enlist the help of her timid sister, Chrysothemis, she determines to kill Aegistheus herself. Before she can carry out her plan, however, her brother Orestes, whom she believes dead, returns and determines upon revenge himself. He kills Klytemnestra and Aegistheus. Elektra drops down dead after an ecstatic dance of triumph.

Theatre Of War
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Theatre Of War

ABC2 November 8, 2009

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In the summer of 2006, with wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, New York's Public Theatre set out to stage Tony Kushner's new translation of Bertolt Brecht's ...

In the summer of 2006, with wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, New York's Public Theatre set out to stage Tony Kushner's new translation of Bertolt Brecht's anti-war epic Mother Courage and Her Children. Meryl Streep took time out from making movies to take on the title role - which many would consider the role of a lifetime. For the first time, she allowed a camera crew to document the complete behind-the-scenes creative process from first read-throughs to dress rehearsals.

ABC2 Live Presents Eddie Perfect
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ABC2 Live Presents Eddie Perfect

ABC2 April 17, 2011

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Hosted by Myf Warhurst, ABC2 Live presents Eddie Perfect and Songs From The Middle performed at the South Melbourne Town Hall as part of the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Hosted by Myf Warhurst, ABC2 Live presents Eddie Perfect and Songs From The Middle performed at the South Melbourne Town Hall as part of the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival.