Shakespeare and Performance

A range of important films including major BBC productions of classic and contemporary theatre plays, and Shakespeare and performance documentaries.

Richard II

A sumptuous and startling television film, Richard II offers a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall. Two decades on, Illuminations is delighted to release this landmark production on DVD with extras featuring interviews with Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw and a gallery of stunning stills.

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£17.99

The Wars of the Roses

A compelling version of the RSC’s landmark production of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Hall and John Barton, The Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963 as one of defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war years.

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DVD
£29.99

An Age of Kings

Unavailable in Britain for over 50 years, this is the BBC’s compelling 15-part production from 1960 of Shakespeare’s great national pageant of eight History plays.

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DVD
£34.99

MUSE OF FIRE

Funny, passionate and exciting, an essential tool for anyone trying to get to grips with the Bard. MUSE OF FIRE will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever.

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DVD
£17.99

Julius Caesar

Set in a modern African state, this fast-moving political thriller of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is directed by the RSC’s artistic director, Greg Doran, and features a distinguished cast of black actors including Joseph Paterson.

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£17.99

Macbeth (Patrick Stewart)

Rupert Goold’s film of his highly-acclaimed production, starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, set in an undefined and threatening central European world.

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£17.99

Macbeth (Antony Sher)

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth has been lauded as the finest production of Shakespeare’s Scottish play for over a quarter of a century. In 2000, it played to packed houses in Stratford, London, and theatres abroad.

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DVD
£17.99

Hamlet

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning production of Hamlet, directed by Gregory Doran, stars David Tennant in the title role. Produced by Illuminations during the summer of 2009, this superb adaptation was received with rave reviews.

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DVD
£17.99

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

A beautifully produced DVD featuring specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast that includes, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant.

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DVD
£14.99
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Being Shakespeare

Featuring a tour de force performance from Simon Callow, Being Shakespeare offers a compelling look at the life and work of the world’s greatest playwright.

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£14.99
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