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Format: DVD
Sku: 204348249
UPC: 794051289025
UPC 14: 00794051289025
Category Keywords: British  Shakespeare
Rating: NR
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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!

"...dances mischievously between Shakespeare's plays and Cool Britannia...  The New York Times
"Four stars.  USA Today
"Delicious...  Vogue

Editor's Note
Modernized 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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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/24/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 360 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2890
Video UPC UPC: 00794051289025
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

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 Bill Paterson
Video Cast Info Billie Piper
Video Cast Info Imelda Staunton
Video Cast Info James Mcavoy
Video Cast Info Keeley Hawes
Video Cast Info Rufus Sewell
Video Cast Info Shirley Henderson

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Paterson,Bill
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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