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Shakespeare's Globe

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Silent film screening accompanied by live orchestra

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Monday 19 September 2016, screening begins at 8.00pm

Cinema Under the Stars

Tickets Running Time
£10 Standing | £15 Seated (Restricted View) | £20 – £45 Seated Approx 1 hour 25 mins with no interval

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Performers


Conductor
Charles Hazlewood

Will Gregory

Adrian Utley

Monteverdi Choir

Credits


Score originally commissioned by Colston Hall, Bristol and supported by Watershed, Bristol.

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About the Film


The classic silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, follows the capture, trial and execution of France's heroine, Joan of Arc. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti, the film is widely regarded as a towering masterpiece of silent cinema, with Falconetti giving one of the most harrowing screen performances as the young maiden who dies for God and France.

Rating: (PG) Parental Guidance

About the Score


Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) have created a new score for The Passion of Joan of Arc, which will be performed as a live accompaniment to the film on the Globe stage.

Charles Hazlewood conducts an eclectic group including Utley and Gregory, six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns, harp and synthesizers.

The music incorporates extended techniques for guitar and voices providing a powerful landscape for this incredibly innovative and moving film about the last days of Joan of Arc, all under the stars in the atmospheric Globe Theatre.

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