The Lady of Shalott
About the Film
In celebration of the 2009 bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) WAG Screen made a short, filmed dramatisation of his poem The Lady of Shalott to be shown at The Collection, Lincoln. Inspiration for the visual imagery came from the many Pre-Raphaelite paintings that the poem inspired, but most especially the paintings of the artist John William Waterhouse. We also filmed the reading of the poem by Tennyson to an after dinner audience at Christmas 1856.
- The Lady of Shalott dramatisation (14 minutes)
- Tennyson reading The Lady of Shalott (9 minutes)
- Conversation between Ben Poole (Tennyson) and Grace Timmins (Tennyson Research Centre) (16 minutes)
- Dante Ferrara – La Donna di Shalott, music video (4 minutes)
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott.
Above: Victoria Rigby as the Lady of Shalott
Picture by Nick Loven