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Circus of the Shooting Star

on BBC Two England

At once beautiful and sinister, the imaginary circus conceived by the great French painter Georges Rouault, who died in 1958, is a symbol of all that is best and worst in society. In this film Rouault's Circus is brought to life. As the shifts occur in his own work, the performers are seen in a constantly changing light.
Rouault's words read by Alan Dobie
Other readings by Martin Jarvis
with artists and acts from Cottle and Austen's Circus
"The most exciting art documentary on television for years" (Daily Telegraph)

Contributors

Rouault's words read by:
Alan Dobie
Other readings:
Martin Jarvis
Film Cameraman:
John Hooper
Director:
Leslie Megahey

BBC Two England

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