Richard III - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days"
Starring Zoe Wanamaker, Ron Cook, Paul Jesson and Annette Crosbie...
Richard, the younger brother of the King of England is hell-bent on seizing control of the crown and so embarks on a murderous rampage which, once started, cannot easily be stopped.
This BBC production is the most faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s study of evil, with only minor edits made to the full text. Ron Cook’s powerfully understated, soft-spoken performance stands in stark contrast to the many forthright movie interpretations of the Bard’s greatest villain.
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)