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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Angelic Conversation (1985, Derek Jarman)

TitleThe Angelic Conversation
Release LocationsGB
DirectorDerek Jarman
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 21 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsThe Sonnets (reading(s))


A treatment of the sonnets that from the description seems to stress their male orientation. Director Derek Jarman, an avant garde British film director, will be remembered for his 1980 "punk" Tempest (622), which was critically acclaimed in England but generally derided or ignored in the United States

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

CastJudi Dench
CastPaul Reynolds
ReadersPhilip Williamson

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorDerek Jarman

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell