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Shakespeare At The BBC: Comedies

Shakespeare At The BBC: Comedies

William Shakespeare's repute spans the world - the beauty of his language, his profound insight into human nature and the complexity and integrity of his characters, confirming him as the greatest ever playwright.

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought acclaimed performances from some of the finest actors. This collection includes 5 of the hugely popular comedies, starring: John Cleese, Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi and Helen Mirren.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming Of The Shrew
The Winter's Tale
Twelfth Night

First released: Monday 18th April 2016

  • Distributor: BBC
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 5
  • Minutes: 685
  • Subtitles: English

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