The Empty Throne

Turner, Laura and Stevens, Philip (2015) The Empty Throne. [Video]

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The Empty Throne is a specially commissioned 'featurette': a high definition film that was conceived as a living painting, a window into the characters and events leading up to the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215.

Written by Laura Turner. Directed by Philip Stevens.

Stressing the power of the individual and is a call to arms for young artists to make their voices heard, The Empty Throne was shown as part of the multi-­‐faceted launch event at Lincoln Castle, where the film was simultaneously projected onto multiple walls inside the castle. Viewers could catch a glimpse of the film as they passed by, perhaps coming across one of the tableaux as a series of dramas unfold, culminating in a direct address speech to the viewer, encouraging them to take their own part in the narrative of the future.

Keywords:film, immersive, live art, screenwriting, 1215 Today, Magna Carta, history, democracy, freedom, power, justice, multi-disciplinary, King John, living painting
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W810 Scriptwriting
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:35081
Deposited On:22 Feb 2019 14:45

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