Cymbeline - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"All of her that is out of door most rich!
If she be furnish’d with a mind so rare,
She is alone the Arabian bird, and I
Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend!
Arm me, audacity, from head to foot!"
Starring Helen Mirren and Robert Lindsay...
Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen the low-born Posthumus as her husband. As the Queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There his new 'friend' Iachimo sets out to prove - by fair means or foul - that the pure Imogen will betray him.
One of Shakespeare's final plays, Cymbeline has been celebrated for its characterisation particularly that of Imogen and Iachimo (played here by Helen Mirren and Robert Lindsay). The New Your Times welcomed this fine performance commenting that director Hugh Moshinsky had carried out "an outstanding job"
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 great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Suitable for 12 years and over