King Lear

King Lear

DVD - 2005
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Four of William Shakespeare's ageless tales of drama and passion come together in this stellar collection featuring award-winning actors and acclaimed directors. From royal family struggles and star-crossed lovers to a shipwreck romance and witches' prophecies, the productions in this collection represent the finest in Shakespearean stage adaptation. MACBETH: Witchcraft, manipulation, and murder mark Macbeth's ascension to power and his subsequent downfall. This classic production features the unsurpassed talent of Ian McKellen, Oscar® winner Judi Dench, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. KING LEAR: When King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his daughters, treachery, madness, and murder follow. This compelling production stars Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and other mainstays of stage and television. ROMEO & JULIET: This moving interpretation of Shakespeare's ageless tale of family feuds, star-crossed lovers and tragic, untimely death features a first-rate cast, authentic sets and colorful costumes that will envelop you in world's most famous love story. TWELFTH NIGHT: Showcasing the directorial talents of Kenneth Branagh, this popular and enduring comedy revolves around unrequited love and mistaken identity. An insightful and witty performance by the Renaissance Theatre Company provides a humorous commentary about who and how we love. DVD Features: Interviews with Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen and Patrick Mower; "Romeo & Juliet - A Family Feud" Featurette; Cast and Director Biographies; Timeline of William Shakespeare's Life and Plays; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
Publisher: [New York] : A&E Television Networks, [2005]
ISBN: 9780767090308
Branch Call Number: DVD 822.33 C14
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 156 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Magee, Patrick
Davenall, Tony


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