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Shakespeare retold

Author: Diederick SanterDavid NichollsBrian PercivalPier WilkiePeter MoffatAll authors
Publisher: [England?] : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Television comedies
Made-for-TV movies
Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Diederick Santer; David Nicholls; Brian Percival; Pier Wilkie; Peter Moffat; Mark Brozel; Sally Wainwright; David Richards, (Television director); Peter Bowker; Ed Fraiman; Sarah Parish; Damian Lewis; Billie Piper; James McAvoy; Keeley Hawes; Richard Armitage; Shirley Henderson; Rufus Sewell; Stephen Tompkinson; Twiggy.; Imelda Staunton; Bill Paterson; Lennie James; Sharon Small; Johnny Vegas; Anthony O'Donnell; Martin Jarvis; Jaime Murray; Simon Chandler; Santiago Cabrera; Rupert Evans; Nicolas D Knowland; Tony Miller; Tim Atack; Kevin Sargent; Hal Lindes; Charlie Mole; William Shakespeare; 2 Entertain (Firm); BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Horsebridge Productions (Firm)
ISBN: 1419848763 9781419848766
OCLC Number: 156855198
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: All four plays are based on the works by William Shakespeare.
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2005.
Some credits from container.
Special features: Interviews with the stars and production team for all four plays.
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).
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.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, DVD-9, NTSC ; Dolby digital stereo ; 16:9 enhanced.
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.
Other Titles: Much ado about nothing.
Macbeth.
Taming of the shrew.
Midsummer night's dream.
Responsibility: 2 Entertain ; BBC ; produced in association with Horsebridge Productions Limited ; BBC Drama & Northern Ireland.

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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.

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