Review - Theatre on Tap

Stage on Screen bridges the gap between drama and film

Pupils hoping for top marks when tackling drama questions at GCSE or A level are at a huge advantage if they can see that drama staged. And if that staging is professional then so much the better. But it is not always possible for schools to get to such productions.

Now, however, Stage on Screen gives teachers and young people access to performances of classical set plays on DVD and soon for download via YouTube.

"Stage on Screen starts with fully fledged theatre productions, which are filmed during the run," founder Phil Rees explains. "Two versions are created: an unedited wide shot showing the entire production from a single vantage point and an edited 'filmic' version, created by editing footage from five cameras." >>


Shakespeare Bulletin Review

In theatre, timing is everything and Stage on Screen's recent productions have it down to a T. Not only are a few of the neglected gems of the early modern period brought to life, Stage on Screen have also made a valuable contribution to the current widening of theatrical transmission beyond the stage. Whilst the National Theatre Live broadcasts its stage productions internationally using advanced special effects and camera angles to translate live ephemeral performances into cinema, Stage on Screen's understated use of technology captures and enhances the work of the Greenwich Theatre performances and preserves them for repeated viewing. Combined with a website that provides information on the historical and critical background of the plays, as well as cast, crew, costume and set designs, along with an interactive forum for further discussion, these DVDs provide a variety of exciting new teaching resources. >>


Video Librarian reviews The Duchess of Malfi Education Pack

Called "the best single all-around source of video information available" (USA Public Libraries Association), Video Librarian has been the review publication of choice among librarians for over 20 years. Here is their review of The Duchess of Malfi Education Pack from Stage on Screen:

John Webster's 1612 tragedy is one of the few regularly performed Jacobean dramas not written by Shakespeare. The play itself is a 17th-century horror show, with strangling, infanticide, stabbing, and poisoning among the means of murder employed in the tale of a noble heiress destroyed, along with some of her children, by her brothers, one an unscrupulous fortune hunter and the other a lascivious churchman, because she rashly married her steward. >>


Stage on Screen to be joined by Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre expert.

Stage on Screen are pleased to announce that we will be joined for the summer by Dr Pascale Aebischer, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at the University of Exeter. Pascale Aebischer is known for her research on Shakespeare in performance and has, in recent years, become the leading expert on the present-day performance of the plays of Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton, Webster and Ford. >>


Stage on Screen now selling around the world

In the last three months, building on the successful launch in the UK, Stage on Screen are now building partnerships with several major distributors in the US and Canada, Australia, and Taiwan. In the US we are now being distributed by Kino Lorber Education, in Australia by Kanopy, and ... >>

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