Muse of FireHD Closed Captioning
Dan Poole & Giles Terera
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About the Movie
Funny, passionate and exciting: Muse of Fire will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all. Together they have directed and produced an inspiring film that aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare’s work for everyone: from actors, directors, theatre goers, students, to the man on the street. Their adventures take them to Denmark with Jude Law, Hollywood with Baz Luhrmann, Prison in Berlin, Shakespeare's house in Stratford Upon Avon and Judi Dench's back garden. Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again! Featuring: Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Derek Jacobi, Julie Taymor, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Baz Luhrmann, Zoe Wanamaker, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Christopher Eccleston, Simon Russell Beale, Sir Nick Hytner, Peter Hall, Melvyn Bragg, Toby Stephens, Frances Barber, Rory Kinnear, Dominic Dromgoole, Sandy Foster and many more.
LOVED this. I"ll probably watch it again this weekend!
Beautifully inspiring film!
This documentary is a complete joy to watch from beginning to end. The two filmmakers are clearly driven by a real passion and curiosity about Shakespeare and manage to meet and talk to some incredible artists and thinkers. The narrative follows their journey around the world to explore different encounters with Shakespeare, and it’s fun to watch their relationship and their experiences along the way. I love that they give as much weight to the conversations and ideas of artists and practitioners that you’ve never heard of as they do to the more famous actors and directors that they meet. This film is great for anyone with a love of Shakespeare, or even if you just have a passing curiosity about his work; it’s wonderfully entertaining and will keep you thinking for a while after you watch it! Two thumbs up.
Engaging, Entertaining Trip Through Shakespeare's World
Muse of Fire is both a fun and important contribution. Through the adventures of filmmakers Dan Poole & Giles Terera and their interviews with seasoned Shakespeareans viewers learn how to catch the muse.
Recommended for those experienced with The Bard as well as newcomers. I also think it would be useful in the classroom with students who think Shakespeare might be too hard or boring.
- Genre: Documentary
- Released: 2014
- © 2013 MUSE OF FIRE FILM LIMITED/LION TELEVISION LIMITED/TIMEBOMB PICTURES LIMITED