Shakespeare

A wide-ranging collection of important Shakespeare dramas, performances, and documentaries made for the BBC, Channel 4 and other producers including Patrick Stewart‘s Macbeth, the RSC‘s Julius Caesar, Fiona Shaw‘s Richard II, and sumptuous boxed sets of The Wars of the Roses and An Age of Kings.

Macbeth (Patrick Stewart) DVD / download

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Rupert Goold‘s film of his highly-acclaimed production of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, is set in an undefined and threatening central European world. Recently honoured with a highly prestigious Peabody Award, the film is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the play that enjoyed sell-out runs in the West End and on Broadway.

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Macbeth (Patrick Stewart) Blu-ray / download

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Rupert Goold‘s film of his highly-acclaimed production of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, is set in an undefined and threatening central European world. Recently honoured with a highly prestigious Peabody Award, the film is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the play that enjoyed sell-out runs in the West End and on Broadway.

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Macbeth (Antony Sher)

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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. All twenty actors from the original production, including Antony Sher and Harriet Walter, star in this compelling screen version of Gregory Doran’s original stage production.

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Julius Caesar

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Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed stage production, this film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa following the ‘Arab Spring’. This fast-moving political thriller of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is directed by the RSC’s Greg Doran and features a distinguished cast of black actors including Paterson Joseph and Jeffry Kissoon.

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Richard II

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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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Hamlet

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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. Included with the film are extras, including a 35-minute ‘behind the scenes’ documentary with interviews of key cast members.

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The Wars of the Roses

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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 BartonThe Wars of the Roses was acknowledged on its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963 as one of the defining Shakespeare productions of the post-war years.

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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. An Age of Kings was the first production in Britain, whether in the theatre or on the screen, of all eight Histories as a coherent single story. The production is distinguished by a rigorous approach to the text, by Michael Hayes’ frequently inventive direction and by numerous performances of the highest achievement.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne brings his unique take on the legendary 1948 feature film.

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet

Shakespeare’s classic love story is given a novel twist by being set in the dystopian “Verona Institution”.