June 21, 2009

The National Theatre's Phèdre

A great eight-minute video on the newly-opened production of Phèdre at the National Theatre (London, England), starring Helen Mirren.

From the NT website:

The Phèdre episode in the Discover Programme's play now series of documentaries on every play performed at the National Theatre currently has the following sections:

* An introduction from John Shrapnel, who plays Théramène in the production
* An interview with Chris Campbell, our resident expert on French theatre
* An overview of Theseus's backstory narrated by actor Stanley Townsend

Forthcoming features in subseqent releases of the documentary will include:

* Interviews with director Nick Hytner
* Interviews with actors Helen Mirren and Dominic Cooper

And here's a brief blurb on the production's programme notes.

Posted by Alison Humphrey at June 21, 2009 11:41 PM