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BBC Shakespeare (Box Set)

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Box set collection of 34 BBC dramatisations of Shakespeare's classic plays. With directors including Jonathan Miller, Jane Howell, David Giles, and Elijah Moshinsky, the plays star Alan Rickman, John Gielgud, Zoë Wanamaker, Bernard Hill, Helen Mirren, Nigel Hawthorne, Bob Hoskins, Derek Jacobi and Patrick Stewart, among others. The episodes are: 'Romeo and Juliet' (1978); 'Richard II' (1983); 'As You Like It' (1978); 'Julius Caesar' (1978); 'Measure For Measure' (1979); 'Henry VIII' (1979); 'Henry IV Parts One and Two' (1979); 'Henry V Parts One and Two' (1979); 'twelfth Night' (1980); 'the Tempest' (1980); 'the Taming of the Shrew' (1980); 'the Merchant of Venice' (1980); 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1981); 'the Winter's Tale' (1981); 'timon of Athens' (1981); 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1981); 'Othello' (1981); 'troilus and Cressida' (1981); 'the Merry Wives of Windsor' (1982); 'Henry VI Parts One, Two and Three' (1983); 'Richard III' (1983); 'Cymbeline' (1982); 'the Comedy of Errors' (1983); 'two Gentlemen of Verona' (1983); 'Coriolanus' (1984); 'the Life and Death of King John' (1984); 'Pericles' (1984); 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1984); 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1985); 'titus Andronicus' (1985); 'Hamlet' (1980); 'King Lear' (1982); 'Macbeth' (1983); and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1981). Synopsis The BBC Shakespeare is a unique collection of some of the finest dramas in the English language, each production a celebration of the greatest talents in contemporary British theatre and television. These plays feature the cream of the 20th century's acting talent. Among the great actors featured in these plays are: Laurence Olivier, Brenda Blethyn, John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, Diana Rigg, John Hurt, Bernard Hill, John Cleese, Zoe Wanamaker and Robert Lindsay. This thirty-seven disc box set includes the following BBC Shakespeare Adaptations from the BBC series from 1978 to 1985: 1. Romeo And Juliet - Directed by Alvin Rakoff (1978) 2. Richard II - Directed by Jane Howell (1983) 3. As You Like It - Directed by Basil Coleman (1978) 4. Julius Caesar - Directed by Herbert Wise (1979) 5. Measure For Measure - Directed by Desmond Davis (1979) 6. Henry VIII - Directed Kevin Billington (1979) 7. Henry IV: Parts I & II - Directed by David Giles (1979) 8. Henry V: Parts I & II - Directed by David Giles (1979) 9. Twelfth Night - Directed by John Gorrie (1980) 10. The Tempest - Directed by John Gorrie (1980) 11. The Taming Of The Shrew - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1980) 12. The Merchant Of Venice - Directed by Jack Gold (1980) 13. All's Well That Ends Well - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1981) 14. The Winter's Tale - Directed by Jane Howell (1981) 15. Timon Of Athens - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981) 16. Antony And Cleopatra - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981) 17. Othello - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981) 18. Troilus And Cressada - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981) 19. The Merry Wives of Windsor - Directed by David Hugh Jones (1982) 20. Henry VI: Parts I, II & III - Directed by Jane Howell (1983) 21. The Tragedy Of Richard III - Directed by Jane Howell (1983) 22. Cymbeline - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1982) 23. The Comedy Of Errors - Directed by James Cellan Jones (1983) 24. Two Gentlemen Of Verona - Directed by Don Taylor (1983) 25. Coriolanus - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1984) 26. The Life And Death Of King John - Directed by David Giles (1984) 27. Pericles: Prince Of Tyre - Directed by David Hugh Jones (1984) 28. Much Ado About Nothing - Directed by Stuart Burge (1984) 29. Love's Labour's Lost - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1985) 30. Titus Andronicus - Directed by Jane Howell (1985) 31. Hamlet - Directed by Rodney Bennett (1980) 32. King Lear - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1982) 33. Macbeth - Directed by Jack Gold (1983) 34. A Midsummer Night's Dream - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1981)

Running Time: 5940 minutes
Region: Region 2
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 14 Nov. 2005

Product Details

FormatDVD
Release Date14 Nov. 2005
Number of Discs38
ActorsAlan Rickman|John Gielgud| uZo\xeb Wanamaker|Bernard Hill|Helen Mirren
RRP199.99
DirectorsJonathan Miller|Jane Howell|David Giles|Elijah Moshinsky|Alvin Rakoff
Barcode5014503176723
Run Time5940 minutes