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  1. 2016 the Year of Lear (2016 Television)

    Series
    Artsnight
    Director
    Charlie Sever
    Producer
    Charlie Sever; Hannah Robson

    Arts documentary. With five major productions taking place in 2016, the film looks at why King Lear resonates so deeply with contemporary audiences. Don Warrington, Antony Sher, Timothy West, Michael...

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  2. Olivier! (2007 Radio)

    Series
    Archive Hour, The
    Producer
    Julia Adamson

    Radio documentary, presented by Mark Lawson, celebrating Laurence Olivier’s centenary. A fascinating account of Olivier’s career and acting legacy with revealing comment and anecdotes from those who...

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  3. Laurence Olivier Presents King Lear (2002 Television)

    Director
    Michael Elliott
    Producer
    David Plowright

    Television production of the play, set in the year 800 and staged entirely in Granada’s Manchester studio, and one of the few not based on a prior stage production. With music specially composed by Gordon...

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  4. Bad Case of Shakespeare, A (1992 Television, Video)

    Series
    Experiment in TV
    Director
    Ronald Fouracre

    Television series hosted by Nanette Fabray and dedicated to the belief that ‘experimentation in television is vital to the future’. The programme, filmed near Stratford-upon-Avon, is in three parts. In...

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  5. Venus and Adonis (1978 Radio)

    Producer
    Christopher Venning

    An abridged version of Venus and Adonis read by Diana Rigg and Christopher Guard with narration by Alec McCowen.

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  6. Divorce (1977 Radio)

    Series
    Vivat Rex
    Director
    Martin Jenkins (2)
    Producer
    Martin Jenkins (2)

    Episode 25 of a 26-part serialisation of the Elizabethan history play (encompassing the reign of Edward II to Henry VI), adapted for radio by Martin Jenkins. This episode, based on Shakespeare’s Henry...

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  7. Theatre of Blood (1973 Film)

    Director
    Douglas Hickox
    Producer
    John Kahn; Stanley Mann

    Feature film. Spoof horror picture in which a ham Shakespearean actor, Edward Lionheart, takes revenge on eight critics who have ridiculed his performances. He engineers a series of elaborate murders....

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  8. Julius Caesar (1970 Film, Video)

    Director
    Stuart Burge
    Producer
    Peter Snell

    A feature film which grew out of Stuart Burge’s experience in directing a BBC television version of the play in 1959, as well as a subsequent London stage production. The pedestrian production was...

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  9. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1968 Film)

    Director
    Peter Hall
    Producer
    Michael Birkett

    Feature film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Eliminating cinematic narrative and theatrical staging the film was harshly treated by the critics.

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  10. Comedy of Errors, The (1964 Television)

    Series
    Festival (Uk)
    Director
    Clifford Williams; Peter Duguid
    Producer
    Peter Luke

    A televised adaptation of Clifford Williams’ Royal Shakespeare Company stage production that was still running at the Aldwych Theatre when it was broadcast. Donald Sinden is the Duke of Ephesus, Ian...

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