Rent The Rivals (2004)

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2h 27min
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Synopsis:
Performed and recorded live at Bristol Old Vic. The Rivals, Sheridan's first play, is a portrait made of material from his own life, his scandalous marriage to a popular singer of the age and the characters he had come to know in the town of Bath. As his biographer Fintan O'Toole said it was an attempt 'to inflate everything that people thought they knew about him into a huge, hysterical burlesque. Instead of inventing a story and pretending it was real, he could present his own reality as if it were an invention'. Sheridan's great satire turns the familiar world of arranged marriages, courtship and rivalry on its head.
One of the sharpest and funniest social comedies of the late eighteenth century is presented here in the perfect setting of a theatre built just nine years before the play was written.
Actors:
Chris Bianchi, , , , , , Martin Huston, , , , ,
Directors:
Rachel Kavanaugh
Writers:
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Studio:
Heritage Theatre
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama, Performing Arts
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/09/2004
Run Time:
147 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Extras on the Play and This Production

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