- Actors: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Stephen Fry
- Directors: John Wyver
- Writers: William Shakespeare
- Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Illuminations
- DVD Release Date: 5 July 2012
- Run Time: 180 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- ASIN: B008COWJ3W
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,485 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Released alongside a spectacular edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets for the Apple iPad, this beautifully produced DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actors including, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. William Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most beautiful and most fascinating poems ever written. All of the poems, together with their enigmatic Dedication, are featured in readings by a star-studded cast. A full-colour accompanying booklet features each actor, a list of their Sonnets and a short biobraphy. Other contributors include actors Simon Callow, Simon Russell Beale, Kim Cattrall, Dominic West and Stephen Fry, as well as prominent experts on Shakespeare such as Professor James Shapiro and voice coach Cicely Berry. The mysteries and marvels of Shakespeare's Sonnets are revealed as never before in these vivid, compelling and accessible performances. Actors featured in Shakespeare's Sonnets: Bruce Alexander, Sam Alexander, Nonzo Anosie, Annette Badland, Edward Bennett, Cicely Berry Tilly Blackwood, David Calder, Simon Callow, Kim Cattrall, Ben Crystal, Noma Dumezweni, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Mark Ebulue, Adetomiwa Edun, Kate Fleetwood, Oliver Ford Davies, Polly Frame, Stephen Fry, John Heffernan, Tunji Kasim, Simon Manyonda, Niamh McGrady, Andrew Motion, Ruth Negga, Don Paterson, Sian Philips, Emily Plumtree, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Diana Quick, Jemma Redgrave, Simon Russell Beale, Kerry Shale, Jim Shapiro Fiona Shaw, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Sir Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Harriet Walter, Dominic West, and Henry Woudhuysen.
'Shakespeare read by a great actor is a wonderful thing and the readings here are a delight.' --The TelegraphSee all Product description
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I leave the DVD in the player and watch them intermittently. Strongly recommend.
Some are being recited from memory, these ones are excellant.
Others, as you will notice by watching the actors eyes, are being read from a screen. These are not always presented as they should be.
But it is only a small gripe. Overall i am very happy with the presentation.
The one thing i am unhappy with is that the navigation around the DVD is not very good. I may be able to go to sonnet 26 and play it but to play sonnet 27 i then have to go through the menu and select that. I can't just select 26 and leave it to play on.
Still, i do recommend this DVD. It may only be a group of actors reciting poetry but i found it relaxing.
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