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Playwrights

Explore the work of the world's greatest playwrights including Sarah Kane, Anton Chekhov and Terence Rattigan.

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The Work of Ibsen: Part Two

In part two we explore Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder, including interviews with Ralph Fiennes, Richard Eyre, Patrick Marber and Stephen Unwin.

4mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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The Work of Ibsen: Part One

Studying Ibsen? Here's an introduction to his four major plays, beginning in part one with A Doll's House and Ghosts.

5mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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The Work of Terence Rattigan: Part One

After a career in the theatre spanning five decades, Terence Rattigan is now recognised as one of the finest playwrights of the 20th century. Having written a total of 26 scripts for the stage, this collection explores five of Rattigan's plays with directors who have produced revivals of his work. In the first of two films in our Terence Rattigan collection, we explore French Without Tears, The Winslow Boy and The Browning Version.

6mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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The Work of Terence Rattigan: Part Two

After a career in the theatre spanning five decades, Terence Rattigan is now recognised as one of the finest playwrights of the 20th century. Having written a total of 26 scripts for the stage, this collection explores five of Rattigan's plays with directors who have produced revivals of his work. In the final film of our Terence Rattigan collection, we look at The Deep Blue Sea and Separate Tables.

6mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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The Work of Young Chekhov: An Introduction

The Young Chekhov plays were performed as a trilogy at the National Theatre in 2016, offering a unique chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice. Here's an introduction to Chekhov's early works including Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull.

5mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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The Work of Sarah Kane: Part Two

Sarah Kane changed the landscape of British theatre with five plays that were first performed between 1995-2000, and continue to be performed around the world today. In this final film on Kane's work, we examine the latter two plays, Crave and 4.48 Psychosis.

5mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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The Work of Sarah Kane: Part One

Sarah Kane changed the landscape of British theatre with five plays that were first performed between 1995-2000, and continue to be performed around the world today. In the first of two films in our Sarah Kane collection, we explore Blasted, Phaedra's Love and Cleansed.

6mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #7