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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

William: The Life, Works and Times of William Shakespeare (1973, Ian MacNaughton)

TitleWilliam: The Life, Works and Times of William Shakespeare
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorIan MacNaughton
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs
Audiencehigh school
junior high
Play ConnectionsAs You Like It (reading(s))
Hamlet (reading(s))
Henry V (reading(s))
Richard III (reading(s))
SeriesABC After School Special


An educational television program originally taped in London by Director Ian MacNaughton. This was a gesture by commercial television toward providing meaningful after school programming. There are readings from Ham., R3, AYL, and H5

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastSir John Gielgud
CastLynn Redgrave
CastSir Ralph Richardson
CastSimon Ward

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorIan MacNaughton
ProducerAlexander H. Cohen
EditorHoward Lanning
ScreenplayJames Ivory
ScreenplayRuth Prawer Jhabvala
LightingSubrata Mitra
CameraTerry Maher
ConsultantA. L. Rowse

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell