Lady of Shalott Film Updates

New stills from the film:

Lady of ShalottImage detail from Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott

New Facebook Page for the Lady of Shalott film!
2009 is the bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Lincolnshire. As part of the celebrations a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art, including some of Waterhouse’s works, will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln from May.
WAG Screen is also making a short filmed dramatisation of the Lady of Shalott as part of the 2009 Tennyson bicentenary celebrations. They are working very closely with the Waterhouse paintings of the Lady of Shalott and have gone to great lengths to replicate her clothes, her boat and, currently, her loom. To find out more visit their web site at: www.theladyofshalott.co.uk
The film will also be shown at the Collection from May 2009.

The woman portraying the Lady of Shalott is perfection! Or, in Pre-Raphaelite terms, she is a stunner. There are three teasers on YouTube:
Lady of Shalott, teaser 1
Lady of Shalott, teaser 2
Lady of Shalott, teaser 3
More Lady of Shalott posts @ Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood:
The Lady of Shalott: A look at the Lady of Shalott and how different artists have portrayed her
Video: The Lady of Shalott: An Animated Experience

the mirror crackedThe curse has come upon the Lady of Shalott… and”The mirror crack’d from side to side”

The photo above is from the final day of filming of The Lady of Shalott film project. More photos can also be seen at The Beautiful Necessity here and here. An excerpt from an email from Pauline at WAG Screen says “Note the candles in the
foreground – they are the ones she will take down with her to the boat.
Victoria Rigby – who plays the Lady of Shalott – has been superb, not only
does she look the part and can act and sing, but she is a delight to work
with too.”

Judging from the photos, Victoria Rigby is indeed a perfect choice for the Lady of Shalott. And the details in costuming and set design are impeccable, to say the least. I think that this project is an inspired idea and it is so easy to see the level of craftsmanship that has been poured into every moment of this film.

WAG Screen is a not-for-profit organisation closely related to WAG (Washingborough Archaeology Group).

Photo from The Lady of Shalott FilmVictoria Rigby as The Lady of Shalott

The film will be made available on DVD! I asked Pauline of WAG Screen about the purchase of the film on DVD. She answered,“Thank you Stephanie – yes we will make it available on DVD and, since we are
a not-for-profit group, any money we make from sales will be ploughed back in to the next project.”

When I have info about DVD purchase, I’ll post it here. I want to be able to support their projects!

3 thoughts on “Lady of Shalott Film Updates

  1. So how are they telling the tale of the poem? It looks like it’s almost in flashback? Are they telling it through the story of Tennyson’s life story? You’ve peeked my interest since I love anything about Arthur!

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