The Lady of Shalott Film

I was browsing the artmagick forum when I discovered this exciting announcement:

“2009 is the bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson here 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.”

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

“WAG Screen is also making a short filmed dramatisation of the Lady of Shalott as part of the 2009 Tennyson bicentenary celebrations. We 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 our web site at:
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

2 thoughts on “The Lady of Shalott Film”

  1. I am an artist and illustrator based in Lincoln, and I’m very excited about the John William Waterhouse painting being on loan – I LOVE the Pre-Raphaelites, I love the poem, and I’m not one of the artists in the exhibition, however, I have recently explored and interpreted The Lady of Shalott in a contemporary context, in the form of a doll which you can see here:

    I became the Lady of Shalott after experiencing unrequited love first hand. However, I’m not planning to launch a black barge down the Brayford Pool just yet! (It only goes to the Pyewipe pub anyway! Yay!

  2. Helen, thank you for sharing those photos. What an interesting project! I can tell that you identify strongly with the Lady of Shalott. Please stay away from black barges! 🙂
    I enjoyed viewing the character of the Lady of Shalott in a contemporary context.


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