Shakespeare Plays Set of 37
Shakespeare is rightly called the world's greatest playwright for the soaring beauty of his language, for his profound insight into human nature, for the truths he dramatized, and for the realism of the characters he created. He was, and remains, a superb entertainer. Featuring some of Britain's most distinguished theatrical talent, these DVD's are an ideal choice for libraries, literature classes, and for continuing personal enjoyment.
When the BBC first undertook this six-year project, it became the most ambitious undertaking ever attempted on film. This was the first time in the 400 years since they were written that all 37 plays would be preserved on tape. Produced by Cedric Messina and Dr. Jonathan Miller, it includes performances by Britain's most distinguished theatrical talent; Sir John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York, Alan Richman, John Cleese, and Derek Jacobi.
Digitally remastered; Picture and sound enhanced; PC/Mac Downloadable scripts; Word for word as written by William Shakespeare.
Set of 37 plays. 2000. BBC/Time Life. Region 1.