Tantalus

Behind the Mask

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: The Working Arts Library/Applause
Format: DVD
Author: John Barton

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most talked about theatre events of our time – Tantalus, the ten-hour, nine-play cycle written by Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton and directed by Sir Peter Hall.

The filmmakers take a “no-holds-barred” approach, exposing the fears, creative tensions and euphoric breakthroughs through the rehearsal period. We are present for the volcanic conflicts between author and director, the grueling rehearsals, the resignations, the schedule havoc, and finally the triumphant opening night. The film team was granted full access, roaming freely through rehearsal halls, climbing catwalks as they captured the gargantuan challenges of mounting this epic reinvention of the ancient Greek myths. 1 hour, 54 minutes.

$69.95 (US)
Inventory #HL 00314650
ISBN: 9781557835338
UPC: 073999146509
Width: 5.25"
Length: 7.5"

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