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

Publication Info. [England?] : BBC Video, [2007]
Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas.
Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F SHA    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, DVD-9, NTSC ; Dolby digital stereo., widescreen (16x9 enhanced).
Language Closed-captioned.
Cast (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.
Credits 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).
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
Note Special features: Interviews with the stars and production team for all four plays.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Cooks -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Restaurants -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Television news anchors -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Sexual animosity -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Resorts -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Marriage -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations.
Genre Television plays.
Feature films.
Television programs.
Television comedies.
Made-for-TV movies.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Santer, Diederick.
Nicholls, David.
Percival, Brian.
Wilkie, Pier.
Moffat, Peter, 1962-
Brozel, Mark.
Wainwright, Sally.
Richards, David.
Bowker, Peter, 1958-
Fraiman, Ed.
Parish, Sarah, 1968-
Lewis, Damian, 1971-
Piper, Billie, 1982-
McAvoy, James, 1979-
Hawes, Keeley, 1977-
Armitage, Richard, 1971-
Henderson, Shirley, 1965-
Sewell, Rufus, 1967-
Tompkinson, Stephen, 1965-
Staunton, Imelda, 1953-
Paterson, Bill, 1945-
James, Lennie.
Small, Sharon, 1967-
Vegas, Johnny, 1971-
O'Donnell, Anthony.
Jarvis, Martin.
Murray, Jaime, 1977-
Chandler, Simon.
Cabrera, Santiago.
Evans, Rupert.
Knowland, Nicolas D.
Miller, Tony, 1964-
Atack, Tim, composer.
Sargent, Kevin, composer.
Lindes, Hal, composer.
Mole, Charlie, composer.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Video (Firm)
BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Horsebridge Productions (Firm)
ISBN 1419848763
Standard No. 794051289025
Music No. E2890 BBC Video
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