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Masterpiece

Masterpiece by Martin Jameson inspired by Zola's Rougon Macquart novels. Dide observes her great-grandson Claude's demise as his obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Masterpiece by Martin Jameson

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves. Only she had high hopes for Claude. Dide has invested her last bit of money in her great-grandson, hopeful that his talent as an artist will pull him out of the dregs of 'bad blood' that have cursed the family. Claude suffered a terrible humilation when his painting was exhibited in the National Salon gallery. He and Christine now have a son and he feels rejuvenated, but his obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Dide ..... Glenda Jackson
Claude ..... Bryan Dick
Christine ..... Georgina Campbell
Young Jacques ..... Talia Barnett
Pierre ..... Richard Hand
Fagerolles ..... Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand ..... David Fleeshman
Jacques ..... William Ash

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

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44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Dide Glenda Jackson
Claude Bryan Dick
Christine Georgina Campbell
Young Jacques Talia Barnett
Pierre Richard Hand
Fagerolles Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand David Fleeshman
Jacques William Ash
Director Pauline Harris
Producer Pauline Harris
Author Emile Zola
Adaptor Martin Jameson

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