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Director - Phillip Schopper
Run Time - 54 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD
Year - 1998
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Biographies/Profiles, Cultural Studies, Literature, Performance, Women’s Studies


Institutional DVD Price: $195




“Claire Bloom’s wise, witty and charming look at the art of Shakespearean acting, rich with excerpts from television productions and her famous films with Laurence Olivier, will provide lovers of the Bard and of acting in general with an unforgettable evening’s entertainment. Engaging viewers in direct conversations as well as riveting solo readings, Bloom offers an absorbing introduction to the literature that has so captivated movie audiences in recent years, through heroines famous like Ophelia in Hamlet and obscure like Lady Constance in King John. A lovely look at Bloom’s career, plus sensible, clear introductions to the more extended excerpts, this lovely hour is a model of how to present high art to a broad audience without losing either the art or the audience.” - The Hollywood Reporter


"Lovers of the Bard! A wise, witty and charming look at the art of Shakespearean acting!" - Hollywood Reporter


"Few living actresses know more about playing the Bard's heroines than Claire Bloom. Your eyes will be well served by her impeccable deliveries of soliloquies by Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Imogen, Emilia and Volumnia, and your eyes delighted by film clips of her past performances as Lady Anne and Gertrude!" - Philadelphia Inquirer