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Global Concepts/The Media Group, Inc. has produced a half-hour television docudrama on Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell for the Swedenborg Foundation of New York. According to a press release from Global Concepts, “the final script is set in 1827, during Blake’s last days, painting his final version of the engraving of Urizen spanning the heavens with a giant compass. From the microcosm of the simple rooms shared by William and Catherine Blake, the action expands into a series of visions of what Catherine is reported to have deemed their ‘children with bright fiery wings.’ ” Blake is played by George Rose, Catherine by Anne Baxter, Urizen by Joseph C. Davies, and the Devil by Captain Haggerty.
The film is available free on loan from the Swedenborg Foundation, which has also sponsored other films that might interest Blake readers. For information and a catalogue, write Darrell Ruhl, Executive Director, Swedenborg Foundation, 139 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010.