The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0297 Friday, 13 July 2012
Date: July 13, 2012 7:15:49 AM EDT
Subject: New DVD: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
For Release 20 July 2012 by Illuminations
Illuminations, with Touch Press, Faber and Faber and The Arden Shakespeare, present an exclusive DVD release, Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
Released alongside the acclaimed iPad app, The Sonnets by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets features specially filmed performances of every Sonnet by a star-studded cast of 42 actors and Shakespearean experts, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall, David Tennant, Simon Russell Beale, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Dame Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Stephen Fry, and poets Don Paterson and Sir Andrew Motion. Other prominent experts on Shakespeare include Professor James Shapiro and voice coach Cicely Berry.
The mysteries and marvels of Shakespeare's Sonnets are revealed as never before in these vivid, compelling and accessible performances.
The DVD also includes a beautiful 24-page booklet featuring every actor, a listing of Sonnets performed by that actor, photograph, and biography.
Price: £14.99 including VAT / length: 180 minutes / format: PAL Region 0
Shakespeare’s Sonnets DVD is available from www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk, thesonnets.tv, Amazon, Moviemail and other good retailers.
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare for iPad is available from the iTunes App Store itunes.com/appstore for £9.99.
Illuminations is a producer and publisher of television, films and DVDs about the arts and performance. Recent productions include Hamlet (2009) with David Tennant, Macbeth (2010) with Patrick Stewart, and Being Shakespeare (2012) with Simon Callow. Gregory Doran’s Julius Caesar with the RSC will be released on DVD in September 2012.
Notes to editors:
Faber and Faber (faber.co.uk) is one of the great independent publishing houses in London, with no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners among its authors.
Touch Press (touchpress.com) is a London-based digital publisher who UK and US founders have a distinguished track record of interactive software development. Their launch title, The Elements for iPad, has become an international publishing phenomenon, selling over 280,000 copies.
The Arden Shakespeare (ardenshakespeare.com) is the long-running and pre-eminent publisher of editions of Shakespeare's work for scholars and general readers.
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