Essential Easter viewing guide

10th April 2020

With four days of holidays stretching ahead, here are some suggestions of streaming and download treats from Illuminations. New titles are now available including Being Shakespeare, Art of Faith II and Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize-winning speech, Art, Truth & Politics.

Art of Faith I: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Presented by John McCarthy, this is a visually sumptuous series exploring the art and architecture of these religions around the world.
Available for streaming and download individually or as a complete series.

NEW: Art of Faith II: Hinduism, Buddhism and Religions of the Tao
Presented by John McCarthy, this is the second series of spectacular films exploring the art and architecture of these religions around the world.
Available for streaming and download individually or as a complete series.

Macbeth
Starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, Rupert Goold’s immediate and visceral film is set in an undefined and threatening central European world.
Available for streaming and download.

NEW: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Featuring specially filmed readings of all 154 sonnets by a star-studded cast including Patrick Stewart, David Tennant and Stephen Fry.
Available for streaming and download.

Muse of Fire
Funny, passionate and exciting, this road movie is THE essential tool for getting to grips with the Bard. It will change how you feel about Shakespeare forever.
Available for streaming and download.

NEW: Being Shakespeare
Featuring a tour de force performance from Simon Callow, this is a fascinating and funny one-man show about the world’s greatest playwright.
Available for streaming and download.

Julius Caesar
Featuring a distinguished cast of black actors, this is the RSC’s fast-moving political thriller about the struggle for democracy set in a modern African state.
Available for streaming and download.

NEW: Harold Pinter: Art, Truth & Politics
Pinter’s passionate and astonishing speech awarded on the occasion of his award of the Nobel Prize for Literature just before he died. It is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on US foreign policy.
Available for streaming and download.

Richard II
Starring Fiona Shaw, Deborah Warner’s sumptuous and startling film offers a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall.
Available for streaming and download.

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