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.
Did You Know?
At a height of six feet and two inches, Charles II was considered enormously tall by seventeenth-century standards. He is played by Simon Callow
who is 5'7". See more
At 1:15:23, one of King Charles's chemical experiments causes the shed he's conducting it in to explode, but it's obvious when it collapses that no-one is actually inside it. Then, in the following shot, the royal family stumble out, although the shed they stumble out of still has three walls standing and we have already seen all four fall down. See more
I do believe the devil shits Dutchmen.
A version shown on BRAVO Television is 60+ minutes shorter with serious damage to plot and character. See more
King Arthur: Fairest Isle
Music by Henry Purcell
Performed by Lynne Dawson
with English Baroque Soloists
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner See more