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Shakespeare retold [videorecording] / 2 Entertain ; BBC ; produced in association with Horsebridge Productions Limited ; BBC Drama & Northern Ireland.

Shakespeare retold

Santer, Diederick. (Added Author).
Nicholls, David. (Added Author).
Percival, Brian. (Added Author).
Wilkie, Pier. (Added Author).
Moffat, Peter, 1962- (Added Author).
Brozel, Mark. (Added Author).
Wainwright, Sally. (Added Author).
Richards, David. (Added Author).
Bowker, P. (Peter) (Added Author).
Fraiman, Ed. (Added Author).
Parish, Sarah. (Added Author).
Lewis, Damian, 1971- (Added Author).
Piper, Billie, 1982- (Added Author).
McAvoy, James, 1979- (Added Author).
Hawes, Keeley, 1977- (Added Author).
Armitage, Richard, 1971- (Added Author).
Henderson, Shirley, 1965- (Added Author).
Sewell, Rufus, 1967- (Added Author).
Tompkinson, Stephen. (Added Author).
Twiggy. (Added Author).
Staunton, Imelda, 1953- (Added Author).
Paterson, Bill, 1945- (Added Author).
James, Lennie. (Added Author).
Small, Sharon, 1967- (Added Author).
Vegas, Johnny, 1971- (Added Author).
O'Donnell, Anthony. (Added Author).
Jarvis, Martin. (Added Author).
Murray, Jaime, 1977- (Added Author).
Chandler, Simon. (Added Author).
Cabrera, Santiago. (Added Author).
Evans, Rupert. (Added Author).
Knowland, Nicolas D. (Added Author).
Miller, Tony, 1964- (Added Author).
Mole, Charlie. (Added Author).
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Much ado about nothing. (Added Author).
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Macbeth. (Added Author).
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Taming of the shrew. (Added Author).
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Midsummer night's dream. (Added Author).
2 Entertain (Firm) (Added Author).
BBC Video (Firm) (Added Author).
BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. (Added Author).
Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).
British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author).
Horsebridge Productions (Firm) (Added Author).
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). (Cast).

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Main DVD Shakespeare 2 discs (Text) 31307017179336 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419848763
  • ISBN: 9781419848766
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: [England?] : BBC Video : c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
All four plays are based on the works by William Shakespeare.
Originally produced for broadcast on BBC television in 2005.
Special features: Interviews with the stars and production team for all four plays.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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).
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
21st Century adaptations of four Shakespeare plays. 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.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital stereo, DVD-9, NTSC.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Cooks > Drama.
Restaurants > Drama.
Television news anchors > Drama.
Sexual animosity > Drama.
Resorts > Drama.
Marriage > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Television programs > Great Britain.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Film and video adaptations.
Genre: Melodrama.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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