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Shakespeare: Comedy; Romance; Tragedy (As You Like It; Loves Labours Lost; Romeo and Juliet) [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]

As You Like It , Brendon Hughes    Exempt   DVD
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  • Actors: As You Like It, Brendon Hughes, Jack Laskey, Trevor Martin, Jamie Parker
  • Format: Box set, Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2010
  • Run Time: 485 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0040VSQG0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,104 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Shakespeare's Globe productions of As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo & Juliet are offered in this exclusive limited edition box set. Thea Sharrock's irresistible new production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy As You Like It stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of romance. Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare's most intellectual comedy Love's Labour's Lost is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole's highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Dominic Dromgoole's production of Romeo & Juliet brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare's most famous and best-loved tragedies. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.

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William Shakespeare - Comedy, Romance, Tragedy (4 Dvd)


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5.0 out of 5 stars A great watch!! 9 Jan 2014
I just love Shakespeare Plays!! if you feel the same and adore The Shakespeare Globe but cannot get there please watch this DVD set, simply amazing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 20 Feb 2013
By Lex
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To be honest, nothing beats being there, live at the Globe, but these are wonderful DVDs. Well worth spending 40 or so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Briton 7 July 2012
By J. Wise
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The proof of Shakespeare's greatness is than it can be done in different styles or interpretations and still survive. These performances at the globe are all quite straightforward though by the nature of the venue much is played to the groundlings. It would be unfair to call it dumbing down, but perhaps the full beauty of the spoken word is not realised. For me the ultimate greatness of Shakespeare is his use of text, but I would point out that I saw all three of these productions at the Globe & enjoyed them in situ, as I have regularly done for over 10 years. They could well be as Shakespeare himself would have witnessed them.
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I suspect these would make great educational aids for schools that can't afford to send classes full of kids down to the Globe; and I enjoyed watching them purely for pleasure; but it's no substitute for actually experiencing a live show at the Globe first-hand.

The problem here is that you are restricted to what the camera allows you to see; and so sometimes, when the action is spread across the stage or around the theatre, the camera has to select a particular subject and the charm of live theatre is having the freedom to choose your subject for yourself. This strips you of that fundamental right; and therefore makes the viewing experience all the lesser for it.

There are some (admittedly rare) problems with audio, as if the microphones don't quite pick up some of the actor's lines as clearly as they should. This isn't a huge problem, as for the most part the audio is fine.

Also, it's quite an expensive box set this. Not sure the price tag is justified considering the limitations of the medium and also some of the technical problems.

Probably if you're a teacher, or you just want to see these plays because you may never have done so; then this is a good buy. Also, consider buying the Othello Globe DVD...it's an astonishingly good production; but that too, alas, also suffers from some minor audio problems.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakeseare at the Globe 5 May 2013
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Much as you would have seen it in Shakespeare's own time. These Globe productions strive to maintain the authenticity of the Elizabethan theatre going experience. The roof is open to the sky, true; there are electric lights, but no high powered spotlights or coloured stage llighting.

Much as you would have seen these plays in Shakespeare's own time. These Globe Theatre productions strive to maintain the authenticity of the Elizabethan play going experience. The roof is open to the sky to let in as much natural sunlight as possible. There is a limited use of electric lighting, primarily due to safety concerns, and if the play runs into darkness. Great acting, rich costumes; what more could you ask. These Opus Arte releases come with a beautiful booklet that details everything about the production. Well worth the money.
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