|The four cutting-edge productions in this collection bring Shakespeare alive for a 21st century audience. Macbeth is the chef in a three-star restaurant, slicing apart his celebrity boss, Duncan. Beatrice and Benedick are rival co-anchors on a nightly newscast whose open hostility masks passion of a different kind. Titania and Bottom carouse together in a tawdry theme resort called Dream Park. And the eccentric aristocrat Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative MP Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience. Playful, cunning and passionate, these adaptations breathe new life into four classic plays, perfectly complementing the great BBC Shakespeare tradition.|
Includes the retold tales Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream!
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Editor's NoteModernized versions of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MACBETH, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM are included on this collection.
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