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Format: DVD
Sku: 206892181
UPC: 883929016754
UPC 14: 00883929016754
Rating: NR
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This BBC collection brings together an ensemble of legendary performances by the incomparable Maggie Smith in timeless works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Tennessee Williams and Alan Bennett!


1) The Merchant of Venice ('72, Play of the Month) The Venice of Titian and the Belmont of Botticelli are the visual inspiration behind this lavish production of the Shakespeare play. Maggie Smith as Portia. Also Frank Finlay as Shylock, Charles Gray, Christopher Gable, Nerys Hughes and Edward Petherbridge.

2) The Millionairess ('72, Play of the Month) Bernard Shaw's glittering farce The Millionairess reveals the true relations between class, capital, power and labor. Starring Maggie Smith as Epifania, Tom Baker and Charles Gray, this original BBC production brings the hilarity and searing commentary of Shaws work to vivid life.

3) A Bed Among the Lentils ('88, Talking Heads) Maggie Smith stars in Alan Bennett's monologue about a vicar's wife who finds a vision of God at the local off-licence.

4) Suddenly Last Summer ('93, Performance) Tennessee Williams's play stars Maggie Smith as Mrs Veneble, whose grief at the loss of her beloved poet son turns to rage against her niece Catharine (Natasha Richardson), his last companion and witness to his gruesome death. Determined to erase the memory of Sebastian's loss, she tries to persuade her pet doctor (Rob Lowe) to perform a lobotomy on Catharine.
Editor's Note
Legendary actress Dame Maggie Smith has been dazzling audiences for generations. And in a career full of triumphant moments, some of her greatest have been captured in the productions produced for the BBC. Collected here are Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, George Bernard Shaw's THE MILLIONAIRESS, Alan Bennett's A BED AMONG THE LENTILS, and Tennessee William's SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. The performances presented here represent over 20 years of her career at the BBC and will remind fans just how much a powerful actress can bring to classic stage productions.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/20/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 362 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000038280
Video UPC UPC: 00883929016754
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Maggie Smith
Video Cast Info George Bernard Shaw - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Tennessee Williams - Source Writer
Video Cast Info William Shakespeare - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Alan Bennett - Source Writer

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Smith,Maggie
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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