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Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom (1999)

Claire Bloom has performed leading and important supporting roles in numerous plays by William Shakespeare, starting while she was still in her teens. In this documentary, she discusses her... See full summary »

Director:

Phillip Schopper

Writer:

William Shakespeare (plays)
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Credited cast:
Claire Bloom ... Herself / Juliet / Lady Anne / Portia / Rosalind / Gertrude / Imogen / Volumnia / Lady Constance / Katherine of Aragon / Emilia
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John Barrymore ... Hamlet (archive footage)
Sarah Bernhardt ... Hamlet (archive footage)
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... Herself (lectures on acting, 1929) (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Richard III (archive footage)
Roger Rees ... Narrator (voice)
Frederick Warde ... Richard III (archive footage)
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Claire Bloom has performed leading and important supporting roles in numerous plays by William Shakespeare, starting while she was still in her teens. In this documentary, she discusses her experiences and performs monologues and soliloquies from 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'The Merchant of Venice,' 'As You Like It,' 'Richard III,' 'Hamlet,' and 'King Henry the Eighth,' among others. Film and television footage from her earlier performances is also featured, as is a brief clip of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet in a 1900 silent film version of that play. Written by RK

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Mothers, Lovers & Wives

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Documentary | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Claire Bloom and Shakespeare's Women See more »

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Features Le duel d'Hamlet (1900) See more »

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too short, too short, too short!!!
7 July 2002 | by hurwiczSee all my reviews

too short, too short, too short!!! As expected, this short documentary contains interviews and clips from other materials. The jewel is in the excerpts from her one-woman recital (especially done for this film??).


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