Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie

1 hr 23 min | Documentary, Shakespeare | 2013

Funny, passionate and exciting, an essential tool for anyone trying to get to grips with the Bard. Muse of Fire will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever.

Funny, passionate and exciting, Muse of Fire will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to discover everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all. Consulting a host of helpful luminaries along the way, including Ian McKellen, James Earl Jones, Judi Dench, and Tom Hiddleston, their exciting road trip takes them to Denmark with Jude Law, Hollywood with Baz Luhrman, a prison in Berlin and Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Admitting that they often struggled to understand the Bard, even finding him frightening, a host of today’s top actors speak openly about their early encounters with the most famous storyteller in history. Giles and Dan enthusiastically set about tackling the fear and debunking the myth, showing us how Shakespeare can be incredible fun. Muse of Fire is a heartfelt and inspiring film that aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare’s work for just about anyone: from actors, directors, theatre-goers, students, to the person on the street. Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again!


Jeremy Irons, Alan Cumming, Fiona Shaw, Frances Barber, Dan Poole, Giles Terera, Sandy Foster, Louise Dylan, Michael Grandage, Ellie Zeegen, Alec McCowen, Simon Russell Beale, Jaime Murray, Frank Harper, Steven Berkoff, Melvyn Bragg, Greg Burridge, Dominic Dromgoole, Christopher Eccleston, Peter Hall, Tom Hiddleston, Nicholas Hytner, James Earl Jones, Rory Kinnear, Jude Law, Baz Luhrmann, Ewan McGregor, Alan Rickman, Toby Stephens, Julie Taymor, Dominic West
Dan Poole, Giles Terera
Dan Poole, Giles Terera