Shakespeare and Performance

A range of important films including major BBC productions of classic and contemporary theatre plays, and Shakespeare and performance documentaries.

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man Blu-ray

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows and has been a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. Loosely based on Bizet’s Carmen, the familiar Spanish cigarette factory of the opera is replaced with a greasy garage-diner in 1960s mid-west USA. It is a delightful, dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man DVD

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows and has been a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. Loosely based on Bizet’s Carmen, the familiar Spanish cigarette factory of the opera is replaced with a greasy garage-diner in 1960s mid-west USA. It is a delightful, dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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Richard II

A sumptuous and startling television film, Richard II offers a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall. Two decades on, Illuminations is delighted to release this landmark production on DVD with extras featuring interviews with Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw and a gallery of stunning stills.

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The Wars of the Roses

A compelling version of the RSC’s landmark production of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963 as one of the defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war years.

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Joan Miro

This excellent film is back in stock now!