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The Shakespeare collection [DVD] : the acclaimed BBC TV series. Series 1
The Shakespeare collection [DVD] : the acclaimed BBC TV series. Series 1
2015
Videos and DVDs
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."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.
Imprint:
London : BBC Worldwide, [2015]
Collation:
6 video discs (DVD) (936 min)
Credits:
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.
Performers:
Cast: 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.
Audience:
Rating: M.
System details:
Region 4.
Dewey class:
791.4575
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryDVDDVD SHA6 discsAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressDVDDVD SHA6 discsIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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