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Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing (1984)
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Cherie Lunghi, Robert Lindsay, Michael Elphick
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Anthony and CleopatraAnthony and Cleopatra (1983)
Dir. Lawrence Carra
Feat. Timothy Dalton, Lynn Redgrave, John Carradine
Above–par version of Shakespeare's Egyptian tragedy with the two leads giving particularly strong performances. Filmed in a…
King LearKing Lear (1983)
Dir. Alan Cooke
Feat. Mike Kellen, Darryl Hickman, Charles Aidman
An American television version of Shakespeare's powerful tragedy, filmed in a pseudo–theatrical style.
MacbethMacbeth (1983)
Dir. Jack Gold
Feat. Nicol Williamson, Jane Lapotaire
One of the BBC's celebrated series of Shakespeare adaptations, with Nicol Williamson putting in a strong showing as the tortured Scottish usurper.…
Tempest, TheTempest, The (1983)
Dir. William Woodman
Feat. Efrem Zimbalist Jr., William Hootkins, Nicholas Hammond
An American television version of Shakespeare's much filmed late 'romance', here presented in a pseudo–theatrical style.
BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5 (Richard III, King Lear, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1982-1983)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Ben Kingsley, Judy Davis
The fifth in a series of boxed–sets compiling the BBC's comprehensive Shakespeare adaptations for television. This set includes: Richard III, King…
BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 6BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 6 (Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Macbeth) (1982-1984)
Feat. Helen Mirren, Jane Lapotaire, John Hudson
The sixth in a series of boxed–sets compiling the BBC's comprehensive Shakespeare adaptations for television. This set includes: Cymbeline (1983)…
Merry Wives of Windsor, The (1982)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Richard Griffiths, Judy Davis
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet (1982)
Dir. William Woodman
Feat. Alex Hyde-White, Blanche Baker, Esther Rolle
An American television version of Shakespeare's familiar play, filmed in a pseudo–theatrical style. Features a cast of sturdy American an stage…
Antony and CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra (1981)
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Jane Lapotaire, Colin Blakely, Ian Charleson
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.

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