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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Series

Synopsis
A 3-disc set including 30-minute animated adaptations of twelve of Shakespeare’s best known plays. With voices provided by such actors including Hugh Grant, Antony Sher, Jenny Agutter, Stephen Tompkinson and Pete Postlethwaite. The DVDs are intended also as an introduction to Shakespeare for children. The twelve tales featured in Shakespeare, the Animated Tales, are: - Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, A Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Richard III, Julius Caesar, The Tempest.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005

Credits

Writer
Leon Garfield; William Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Animating Shakespeare

Notes

Notes
Each tale is available for purchase individually on VHS from S4C. The individual tales are catalogued separately. There are also 3 separate DVD volumes: Vol 1 - TAMING OF THE SHREW + MACBETH; Vol 2 - JULIUS CAESAR + TWELFTH NIGHT; Vol 3 - HAMLET + THE TEMPEST)

Sections

Title
As you like it (animated)

Title
Hamlet (1992)

Title
Julius Caesar (1994)

Title
King Richard III (animated)

Title
Macbeth (1992)

Title
Midsummer night’s dream, A (1992)

Title
Othello (animated)

Title
Romeo and Juliet (1992)

Title
Taming of the shrew, The (1994)

Title
Tempest, The (1992)

Title
Twelfth night (1992)

Title
Winter’s tale, The (1994)

Production Company

Name

S4C International

Web
http://www.s4ci.com/english/homepage/index.asp External site opens in new window
Phone
02920 460312
Fax
02920 754444
Address
50 Lambourne Crescent
Llanishen
Cardiff
CF14 5WJ

Distributor

Name

Metrodome Distribution

Notes
Specialist distributor of quality, independent films, both theatrically and subsequently on DVD. DVD releases include new films, classic cinema, documentaries, animation, stage adaptations, television programming and historical drama. NB. Metrodome Distribution went into administration in 2016

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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