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Shakespeare at the BBC: Tragedies

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Barcode: 5051561041396

  • Format: DVD Box Set
  • Studio: 2 Entertain
  • Certification: PG
  • Category: Drama
  • Released: 18th April 2016
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    Collection of five BBC dramatisations of Shakespeare's tragedies. In 'Hamlet' (1980) Derek Jacobi stars as the young Prince with Lalla Ward as Ophelia. Returning home from university, Hamlet finds his mother, Gertrude (Claire Bloom) married to his despised uncle, Claudius (Patrick Stewart). When the ghost of his father, Polonius (Eric Porter), appears to Hamlet and reveals that it was Claudius who murdered him, the young prince vows revenge. However, a fatal flaw in his character - hesitation - mars his efforts, resulting in murder, madness and treachery. In 'King Lear' (1982) Michael Horden stars as the vain and blinkered old King who divides his kingdom amongst his three daughters. When Lear is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and malice, bringing the realm to its knees. In 'Macbeth' (1983) Nicol Williamson stars as the guilt-ridden king, who rises to power by spilling the blood of his rivals. Jane Lapotaire plays Lady Macbeth, the woman who spurs her husband on to evermore murderous acts. 'Othello' (1981) sees Anthony Hopkins star as the jealous warrior who is convinced by Iago (Bob Hoskins) that his wife is having an affair. In 'Romeo and Juliet' (1978) Patrick Ryecart and Rebecca Saire star as the doomed lovers in Verona who are kept apart by fate and their feuding families.
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    Actors Bob Hoskins, Frank Middlemass, Celia Johnson, Eric Porter, Anthony Hopkins, John Shrapnel, Nicol Williamson, Ian Hogg, Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, Patrick Stewart, Michael Kitchen, Derek Jacobi, Brenda Bruce, Rosemary Leach, John Gielgud, Penelope Wilton, Norman Rodway, Patrick Ryecart, Tony Doyle, Jane Lapotaire, Lalla Ward, Anne Dyson, Gillian Barge, Anthony Pedley, Rebecca Saire
    Directed by Jack Gold, Jonathan Miller, Alvin Rakoff, Rodney Bennett
    Additional info DVD 9, Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.33, Mono
    No. of discs 5 disc(s)
    Duration 815 mins
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