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Shakespeare retold [videorecording] / 2 Entertain ; BBC ; produced in association with Horsebridge Productions Limited ; BBC Drama & Northern Ireland
DVDs DVDs | Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video | c2007 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 791.4572 SHA pt.1-2 TV)
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Imprint
[England?] : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Edition
[Widescreen version.]
Descript
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Cast
(Much ado about nothing): Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis, Billie Piper, Tom Ellis, Derek Riddell, Nina Sosanya, Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley, Anthony O'Donnell, Martin Jarvis.
(Macbeth): James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Richard Armitage.
(The taming of the shrew): Shirley Henderson, Rufus Sewell, Stephen Tompkinson, Twiggy Lawson, Jaime Murray, Simon Chandler, David Mitchell, Santiago Cabrera.
(A midsummer night's dream): Imelda Staunton, Bill Paterson, Lennie James, Sharon Small, Johnny Vegas, Dean Lennox Kelly, William Ash, Rupert Evans, Zoe Tapper, Michelle Bonnard.
Credits
Director of photography, Peter Greenhalgh (1st film), Nic Knowland (2nd film), Alan Almond (3rd film), Tony Miller (4th film) ; editor, Kristina Hetherington (1st film), Chris Ridsdale (2nd film), Catherine Creed (3rd film), Mark Thornton (4th film) ; music, Tim Atack (1st film), Kevin Sargent (2nd film), Hal Lindes (3rd film), Charlie Mole (4th film).
Note
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2005.
All four plays are based on the works by William Shakespeare.
Summary
Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedict are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience.
Contents
Disc 1. Much ado about nothing / by David Nicholls ; produced by Diederick Santer ; directed by Brian Percival. Macbeth / by Peter Moffat ; produced by Pier Wilkie ; directed by Mark Brozel -- disc 2. The taming of the shrew / by Sally Wainwright ; produced by Diederick Santer ; directed by David Richards. A midsummer night's dream / by Peter Bowker ; produced by Pier Wilkie ; directed by Ed Fraiman.
Note
Special features: Interviews with the stars and production team for all four plays.
Local Note
MW, 4-09
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ISBN
1419848763
9781419848766
ISBN/ISSN
794051289025
00794051289025
Music #
E2890 BBC Video
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