The England of Elizabeth

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The England of Elizabeth is a 1957 documentary about the Elizabethan age, directed by John Taylor for British Transport Films. It is particularly noted for its score composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The soundtrack script (by Gloucestershire novelist John Moore) is read by veteran Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes.[1]

Vaughan Williams' score was the basis for the concert work Three Portraits from the England of Elizabeth.[2]


  1. ^ The England of Elizabeth at BFI Screenonline
  2. ^ Mark Doran, "London, Barbican: Vaughan Williams Rarities" in Tempo No.58, 70-73

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