Bill + Director Q&A
Tues 26 Apr, 10.00am
We’re delighted to welcome Director and Producer Richard Bracewell for a live Q&A following the screening.
Director: Richard Bracewell. Starring: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis. UK 2015. 94 mins. (PG).
What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Could it be that after over 400 years the team behind the hit CBBC show Horrible Histories have the answer? A story of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth I was apparently keeping Bill Shakespeare busy in the years before he became Britain’s best known playwright. Family drama of the best kind – one that can genuinely be enjoyed by all the family. “The films I loved as a child – The Three Musketeers, The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail – the joy was in seeing adults being silly. They just didn’t care…One thing was for sure about Bill: it needed to be authentic. The fun had to be funny, the mud had to be muddy…We’re not pretending it’s all true. We’re not saying Shakespeare didn’t dress up as a giant tomato. But he might have done. Or not. That’s for you to work out. Bill is a film for clever children. And since I’ve never met a child who isn’t, that means everyone.” Richard Bracewell.
Suitable for English/Film/Media Studies.
Cost: £4.00 per student. Teachers free.
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