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The Shakespeare collection : the acclaimed BBC TV series. Series 1

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DVD 822.33 SHAK
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DVD 822.33 SHAK
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Title The Shakespeare collection : the acclaimed BBC TV series. Series 1 [videorecording].
Publisher/Date Australia British Broadcasting Corporation Distributed by Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd, ©2015.
Pagination etc. 6 DVD-video (936 min) : sound, colour. ; 12 cm.
Creation Note Richard II : Producer, Cedric Messina ; directed by David Giles.
Romeo & Juliet : Directed by Alvin Rakoff ; produced by Cedric Messina.
As you like it : Directed by Basil Coleman ; produced by Cedric Messina.
Julius Caesar : Directed by Herbert Wise ; produced by Cedric Messina.
Measure for measure : Producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Desmond Davis.
Henry VIII : Producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Kevin Billington.
Performer note Richard II : Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch, Wendy Hiller, Charles Gray, Mary Morris.
Romeo & Juliet : Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Michael Hordern, John Gielgud, Alan Rickman and Celia Johnson.
As you like it : Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Angharad Rees, James Bolam.
Julius Caesar : Richard Pasco, Keith Michell, Charles Gray, David Collings, Virginia McKenna, Elizabeth Spriggs.
Measure for measure : Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Strauli, Jacqueline Pearce.
Henry VIII : Claire Bloom, John Stride, Timothy West, Julian Glover, Barbara Kellerman, Ronald Pickup.
Summary Note Richard II : "Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king"
Romeo & Juliet : A dramatisation of Shakespeare's tragedy of two young lovers from rival families.
As you like it : In one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Orlando and Rosalind escape to the Forest of Arden with their friends and servants. In this idyllic setting they find the simple life confused by entangled love affairs, love poems, cross-dressing and even a lion. This play considers the delights of love, the nature of human experience and the contrast between court and country life.
Julius Caesar : In ancient Rome, leading citizens, Cassius and Marcus Brutus, are alarmed at the power and authority Caesar is assuming. Shakespeare's greatest Roman tragedy breaks all conventional rules of drama, creating neither a clear-cut hero nor a villain.
Measure for measure : "Shakespeare's 'dark' comedy weaves between the moral posts of lust, mercy and justice."--Container.
Henry VIII : "Henry is a proud monarch who flies in the face of the Church in seeking to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Bullen. As Cardinal Wolsey, the powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend Rome to the King's wishes, the court reverberates with political intrigue and accusations of treachery. The verbal jousting Timothy West and Claire Bloom (as Cardinal Wosley and Katherine of Aragon) illuminates this production ... it was cited by the Shakespeare Association of America as the best of the BBC series."
Target audience note Censorship classification : M.
Subject - Name Richard, -- King of England -- II, 1367-1400 -- Drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations
Subject Television programs -- Great Britain
English drama (Comedy) -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- Film and video adaptations
Love -- Drama
England -- Drama
Added Author Stirner, Brian actor.
Rees, Angharad actor.
Messina, Cedric producer.
Giles, David director.
Jacobi, Derek actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 actor.
Finch, Jon, 1941-2012 actor.
Hiller, Wendy actor.
Gray, Charles D., 1928-2000 actor.
Morris, Mary actor.
Rakoff, Alvin director.
Ryecart, Patrick actor.
Saire, Rebecca actor.
Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995 actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 actor.
Rickman, Alan actor.
Johnson, Celia, 1908-1982 actor.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 King Richard II.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 As you like it.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Measure for measure.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Julius Caesar.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 King Henry VIII.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England)
Coleman, Basil director.
Corporate Author British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Billington, Kevin director
Added title Richard II
Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
As you like it
Julius Caesar
Measure for measure
Henry VIII
Shelf Location DVD 822.33 SHAK
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