Measure For Measure - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
Measure For Measure
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall:
Some run from brakes of vice, and answer none,
And some condemned for a fault alone."
Starring Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith and Jacqueline Pearce...
The strict Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Reviving an old law, Angelo sentences the young Claudio to death for pre-marital sex. When Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life, Angelo offers to spare him – in exchange for her virginity.
Shakespeare's "dark" comedy weaves between the moral posts of lust, mercy and justice. Kenneth Colley and Tim Pigott-Smith are excellent as the seemingly cold and inscrutable Duke and Angelo, while Kate Nelligan's Isabella moved The New York Times to describe her as “the image of idealized faultlessness.”
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
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)