England My England - Tony Palmer's Film of Henry Purcell
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 31, 2007
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Kultur Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Simon Callow & Michael Ball|
|Performer:||Rebecca Front & Lucy Speed|
|Directed by||Tony Palmer|
|Screenplay by||John Osborne & Charles Wood|
|Conductor:||Sir John Eliot Gardiner|
Music documentarian Tony Palmer takes a somewhat fictional approach in his biopic about British composer Henry Purcell. Since precious little is known about Purcell's existence in 17th-century England, Palmer frames the narrative with a story about a 1960s performing troupe that is researching a play about the composer's life.
Description by Kultur Films:
Tony Palmer directs this unique film drama about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little is known about his life, but the script, by the late John Osborne and Charles Wood, solves this problem by launching a group of actors in the 1960s on a voyage of discovery into late-17th century England, the extraordinary period in which Purcell lived. But it is Purcell's music which is the driving force of this dramatization, with the stunning soundtrack conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
British | Composers | Historical
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- Sales Rank: 124,916
- UPC: 032031422193
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