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Not True, But Useful
Series 2, Episode 1:
The Winter’s Tale

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“It is required. You do awake your faith.

Declan and Nick discuss Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, a play in which unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years. They discuss their shifting ideas when directing the play, the central character around whom the play hinges, the mystery in Hermione’s final scene, as well as sage words of advice to auditioning actors: ‘go and touch something!’ 

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The music in this episode was composed by Paddy Cunneen for The Winter’s Tale (2016-17).

The transcript of this episode is available upon request. Please contact to request a link.

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