Shakespeare Retold (2005)
Four of the Bard's most beloved plays receive contemporary spins in this collection of BBC productions. First, overworked and under-appreciated sous-chef "Macbeth" inherits a swanky restaurant after his wife murders his boss. James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes star. A TV news anchor is dismayed to learn that an old flame is her new co-host, in "Much Ado About Nothing." With Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis, Billie Piper. "The Taming Of The Shrew" focuses on a marriage of convenience between a drunken aristocrat (Rufus Sewell) and a conservative politician (Shirley Henderson). Jaime Murray, Twiggy also star. And, the love lives of a group of young people become a complex mess, thanks to a mishap with some love potions, in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Imelda Staunton, Bill Paterson, Zoe Tapper star. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews.
- Bo Landin, Geoffrey Wright
- DVD Widescreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Richard Armitage, Keeley Hawes, Ralph Ineson, Toby Kebbell, James McAvoy, Vincent Regan, Richard Ridings, Philip Whitchurch, Joseph Millson, Charles Abomeli, Gregory Chisholm, Barry Ward, Packy Lee, Matthew Dunphy, Clive Brunt, Jo-Anne Stockham, Nick Malinowski, Shaban Arifi, Ben Enwright, Alan Wraxall, Nicole Forster, Holly Mai Leighton, David Perkins, Mark Stevenson, Anna Hope... More