The Making of a Television Fantasy.
'Gormenghast' is one of the great and enduring literary classics of the twentieth century, and now, for the first time, Mervyn Peake's magical dreamlike world has been brought to life in a stunning adaptation for the BBC.
'The Art Of Gormenghast' is a lavish and comprehensive behind-the-scenes guide to the making of the television mini-series. This indispensable companion provides an insight into every inspirational aspect of the 'Gormenghast' story, from the strange genius of Peake, the visionary author and illustrator, to the stunning storyboard drawings of the award winning set designer Christopher Hobbs and the construction of the magnificent sets at Shepperton Studios.
This beautiful and entertaining book includes a wealth of fascinating and visually stunning illustrations and sketches which have never been publicly seen before, as well as the original notebooks with Peake's handwritten story notes and numerous marginal sketches. It also features profiles and interviews with the leading members of the production team and the dazzling cast, not to mention a foreword by Stephen Fry.
Never before has a television production taken such a flight of fantasy and 'The Art Of Gormenghast' offers an opportunity to share this spectacular journey.