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BBC Television Shakespeare



Between 1978 and 1985, the BBC (or British Broadcasting Corporation) filmed the thirty-seven Shakespeare plays under the title of The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. All the way through the project, big acting and directing names were hired, and although some of the plays were done on a shoestring, the result was always impressive. The play Edward III, now widely thought to be one of Shakespeare's, was not included.

The productions are now used more for schools than for broadcasting. All are available on DVD and every one of the thirty-seven is well worth owning.





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Final: 7x04 -- Titus Andronicus (Apr/27/1985)


Shakespeare's goriest and most violent play is about a Roman general's grisly revenge plot against those who grievously wronged him.
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Recurring Guests

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Robert Lindsay as Benedick (5 eps)
Michael Hordern as Capulet (5 eps)
Ron Cook as King Richard III (5 eps)
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Paul Jesson as George, Duke of Clarence (5 eps)
Anthony Pedley as Tranio (5 eps)
Frank Middlemass as Pompey (4 eps)
Charles Gray (1) as Duke of York (4 eps)
Claire Bloom as Katharine of Aragan (4 eps)

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