The Resource Much ado about aomething, (electronic resource)

Much ado about aomething, (electronic resource)

Label
Much ado about aomething
Title
Much ado about aomething
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This lively odyssey into the land of Shakespeare introduces us to a delightful gallery of eccentric scholars who dispute the authorship of the plays. It is an expedition into what one author in the film calls "beautiful territory."..In this 2003 documentary, Australian film-maker Mike Rubbo explores the evidence that in the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by Christopher Marlowe, a man supposedly murdered at the peak of his career. But did he die or did he go into hiding and continue to write?..Rubbo garners interviews across the spectrum of the debate: with pre-eminent defenders of the faith like Prof Jonathan Bate and Prof Stanley Wells; with Charles Nicholl, who wrote a compelling account of Marlowe's life and "death”; and with Dolly Walker Wraight who speaks of (and defends) Marlowe as if he were her own son...Adding colour to the narrative, we hear from the locals: the "country couple" who try their hand at investigation, the Canterbury bookseller whose actress wife is unsettled by talk of conspiracy, the hungry young actors who bring to life the evidence - and a young Mark Rylance...Along the way, Rubbo's shoot-from-the-hip film style takes us from medieval sites in Italy to the English living rooms of scholars, with good-humour and irreverence, ever-present on and off camera, questioning, provoking and commenting...."UTTERLY FASCINATING" - David Stratton, Variety..."MUCH ADO may prove nothing . . . but an admirer of Shakespeare’s plays would have to be in dull mood to be bored by the film. It is a romp, and a highly entertaining one at that. Whatever your position on the authorship issue—and this film may challenge your position––Much Ado about Something is incredibly rich and fun. It has Rubbo’s characteristic energy, curiosity, and respectful chutzpah. It is fearlessly inventive in the open way that Rubbo’s fans are accustomed to. It bears that stamp of honest creativity characteristic of his best work. Rubbo is a documentary auteur."- D.B. Jones, author of the forthcoming book An Exchange of Valuables: The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo, (University of Calgary Press)..."MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING is consistent with Rubbo’s best work, marked by sublimely idiosyncratic on-screen enthusiasm, dogged persistence and quizzical good humour. The tone and content recall WAITING FOR FIDEL in its relentless pursuit of an elusive subject, and especially the masterwork, SOLZHENITSYN’S CHILDREN, with its wonderful cavalcade of eccentrics." – Andrew Pike, film historian
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 2003
Language note
In English
Runtime
92
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Much ado about aomething, (electronic resource)
Label
Much ado about aomething, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/261657
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
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Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1261656
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Dimensions
unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1261656
  • (CaAE) kan1261656
  • (OCoLC)985042882
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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