In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.
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One shot shows a stagehand turning a winch to lift Mary Tudor when she's playing Cupid. When she's being lowered, a shot shows the stagehand turning the winch in the same direction as previously. See more
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Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (excerpt)
Music by Henry Purcell
Performed by English Baroque Soloists
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner See more