Renowned author and Shakespeare scholar Leon Garfield adapts 12 plays, abridged and animated renditions of the classic texts that are fully faithful to the narrative and language of the Bard. The adaptations use a variety of animation techniques and features the vocal talents of Felicity Kendal, Alun Armstrong, Joss Ackland and Zoe Wanamaker, among others. The plays are: 'Macbeth'; 'Hamlet'; 'Romeo and Juliet'; 'Othello'; 'Twelfth Night'; 'As You Like It'; 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'; 'The Taming of the Shrew'; 'A Winter's Tale'; 'Richard III'; 'Julius Caesar' and 'The Tempest'.
An acclaimed collection of 12 of Shakespeare's most beloved tales, brought to life in specially commissioned 30 minute adaptations by leading cinematic artists and technicians. Adapted by Leon Garfield, in collaboration with leading academics, each tale is skillfully abridged and faithful to the narrative and language of Shakespeare's text. Beautiful, dramatic and masterly, each play is also characterised by some of the country's finest acting talent, including Felicity Kendall, Alun Armstrong, Timothy West and Martin Jarvis. Total running time 307 minutes Metrodome Distribution DVD PAL Format, Region 2