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The winter's tale

Author: Jonathan MillerJane Howell, (Television director)Jeremy KempAnna Calder-MarshallMargaret TyzackAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Television adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Miller; Jane Howell, (Television director); Jeremy Kemp; Anna Calder-Marshall; Margaret Tyzack; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Television.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 46359219
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1981.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Credits: Senior cameramen, Jim Atkinson; incidental music composed by Dudley Simpson; videotape editor, Ron Bowman.
Cast: John Welsh (Archidamus), David Burke (Camillo), Robert Stephens (Polixenes), Jeremy Kemp (Leontes), Anna Calder-Marshall (Hermione), Jeremy Dimmick (Mamillius), Merelina Kendall (Emilia), Susan Brodrick (Lady to Hermione), Leonard Kavanagh (Lord to Leontes), John Bailey (Lord to Leontes), Cyril Luckham (Antigonus), William Relton (Lord to Leontes), Margaret Tyzack (Paulina), John Benfield (Gaoler/Mariner), Cornelius Garrett (Servant to Leontes), John Curless (Cleomenes), Colin McCormack (Dion), Emrys Leyshon (Court Official), Arthur Hewlett (Shepherd), Paul Jesson (Clown), Harold Goldblatt (Time), Rikki Fulton (Autolycus), Robin Kermode (Florizel), Debbie Farrington (Perdita), Janette Legge (Dorcas), Maggie Wells (Mopsa), Peter Benson (Clown's Servant), George Howe (Paulina's Steward), Pat Gorman (Bear), Sean Bartley (Peasant), Mary Milington (Peasant), Penny Ryder (Peasant), Johnny Shack (Peasant), Alan Vicars (Peasant).
Event notes: Taped Apr. 9-15, 1980 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Description: 1 videodisc (173 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.; System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Other Titles: BBC TV Shakespeare (Television program)
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Jonathan Miller ; director, Jane Howell.
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King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all.

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