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These BBC and Time-Life film productions feature some of Britain's most distinguished theatrical talent (Anthony Hopkins, Sir John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom and more), these DVD's now are the number-one choice for continuing personal enjoyment.
This special Drama DVD Giftbox Set contains 5 of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies:
Romeo and Juliet One of the great love stories of all time and a hit for over 400 years. Full of passion and exquisite language, it expresses love in its infinite variety more than any other work in the English language. Stars Sir John Gielgud, Rebecca Saire, Patrick Ryecart. Running Time: 167 minutes
Hamlet The greatest tragedy ever written maintains all the tension of a murder mystery as it examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt and death. Hamlet, the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters is considered the greatest challenge for an actor. Derek Jacobi is a superb choice in the rigorous tradition of Shakespearian acting. Stars Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter and Claire Bloom. Running Time: 215 minutes.
Macbeth This savage tragedy is one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular. Told by a trio of witches that he is fated to become King of Scotland, the warrior Macbeth, aided by his wife, in his quest for power murders his king and assumes the throne. Starring Nicol Williamson and Jane Lapotire. Running Time: 148 minutes
Julius Caesar Breaking all conventional rules of drama, Shakespeare creates neither a clear-cut hero nor a Villain. Instead, this great tragedy presents complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another, and themselves. Starring Richard Pasco, Keith Michell and Charles Gray as Caesar. Running Time: 161 minutes
Othello When the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity, audiences around the world have been held spellbound. Starring Anthony Hopkins as Othello and Bob Hoskins as Iago. Running Time: 203 minutes
The Plays contain subtitles in English that can be turned on or off.
Have used MacBeth and Romeo and Juliet in class. Very good versions of both.Published 7 months ago by rnordyke
I showed my class all of these tragedies which came alive because of the quality of the acting and production.Published on February 21, 2013 by Linda Schmidt-
Hopkins and Hoskins wonderful and Jacobi as Hamlet is electrifying but Williamson's Macbeth takes the laurels. An incredible value for all and a godsend for Bardolators...Published on January 5, 2013 by edoardo mungiello
Several decades ago, the BBC produced all of Shakespeare's dramas for television with some of England's finest actors in the chief roles. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Jonathan D. Lewis
There are well worth purchasing as the acting is extraordinary, often breathtaking. But, just to be clear, the production values are a joke. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by river run
Just what I needed to teach these plays in my English classes. Came on time in perfect condition.Published on March 11, 2010 by Martin B. Cramer
I have been teaching The Tragedy of Julius Caesar for over 30 years and this BBS production is the best version available to show. Not one word has been omitted. Read morePublished on March 2, 2010 by Nebo School District
The gift box had a couple of holes and wear on corners, even though I bought it as new and was still wrapped in plastic. Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Ace Barash
This is a review of Julius Caesar
If somehow you missed the play or the history, Julius Caesar let his status go to his head and is about to take on the role of Emperor. Read more
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