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Shakespeare: Love’s Labours (Special Edition)

Shakespeare: Love’s Labours (Special Edition)

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, March 2015


Love’s Labour’s Lost

Sam Alexander (King of Navarre), Peter Basham (Gamekeeper), William Belchambers (Longaville), Edward Bennett (Berowne), Nick Haverson (Costard), Emma Manton (Jaquenetta), John Hodgkinson (Don Armado), Tunji Kasim (Dumaine)

Christopher Luscombe (director)

Loves Labour’s Won

Sam Alexander (Don John), David Horovitch (Leonato), Edward Bennett (Benedick), Michelle Terry (Beatrice), Tunji Kasim (Claudio), Chris Nayak (Borachio), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero) & Nick Haverson (Dogberry)

Simon Godwin (director)


Royal Shakespeare Company

Containing Shakespeare’s Love’s Labours Lost and Love’s Labours Won, this double set features outstanding Royal Shakespeare Company productions available at mid-price for the very first time.

Running time: 2 hours 38 minutes

Subtitles: EN

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, March 2015


Sam Alexander (King of Navarre), Peter Basham (Gamekeeper), William Belchambers (Longaville), Edward Bennett (Berowne), Nick Haverson (Costard), Emma Manton (Jaquenetta), John Hodgkinson (Don Armado), Tunji Kasim (Dumaine)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Christopher Luscombe (director)

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours.

Running time: 140 minutes

Subtitles: EN

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Opus Arte Royal Shakespeare Company - OA1185D

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Shakespeare: Love’s Labours Won or Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare: Love’s Labours Won or Much Ado About Nothing

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, March 2015


Sam Alexander (Don John), David Horovitch (Leonato), Edward Bennett (Benedick), Michelle Terry (Beatrice), Tunji Kasim (Claudio), Chris Nayak (Borachio), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero) & Nick Haverson (Dogberry)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon Godwin (director)

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers returns from the trenches. The world weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own rather more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Running time: 148 minutes

Subtitles: EN

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, July 2014


George Irving (Julius Caesar), Catherine Bailey (Portia), Sam Cox (Marullus/Caius Ligarius), Anthony Howell (Cassius), Joe Jameson (Octavius Caesar), Luke Thompson (Mark Antony), Tom McKay (Brutus) & Christopher Logan (Casca)

Dominic Dromgoole (director)

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics, one which reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power, with themes that still resonate even today. Staged in Elizabethan dress with Roman accessories and with music played on period instruments, Dominic Dromgoole’s Globe production is ‘fleet, urgent, exciting and dangerous’ (Financial Times), combining ‘freshness of acting’ (Daily Telegraph) with an expert use of the theatre crowd and space that stylishly underscores Shakespeare’s thrilling dissection of politics in action.

Julius Caesar was the first production performed in the original Globe theatre in 1599

Extra features: A Cast Gallery.

Running time: 151 minutes

Sound format: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround

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William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra

Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, May 2014


Clive Wood (Antony), Eve Best (Cleopatra), Jolyon Coy (Octavius Caesar), Phil Daniels (Enobarbus), Daniel Rabin (Agrippa), Sirine Saba (Charmian) & Ignatious Anthony (Maecenas)

Jonathan Munby (director)

Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s great historical love story, a tragedy infused with comic elements that explores the conflicting claims of sex and power, expressed in poetry of breath-taking beauty.

Conveying the polarities of Rome and Egypt, Jonathan Munby’s ‘exquisitely understated’ (Independent) Globe production effortlessly captures the play’s cinematic rhythm, with Clive Wood cast as a ruffian, ‘indomitable’ Antony (Financial Times) and Eve Best ‘restlessly sensual’ (Guardian) in her lauded portrayal of the mercurial Cleopatra.

Extra features: A Cast Gallery

Running time: 163 minutes

Sound format: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround

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William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, July 2014


William Houston (Titus Andronicus), Indira Varma (Tamora), Obi Abili (Aaron), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Lavinia), Ian Gelder (Marcus Andronicus), Matthew Needham (Saturninus), Stefan Donnelly (Bassianus/Clown), Dyfan Dwyfor (Lucius)

Lucy Bailey (director)

Contains very strong scenes of sexual violence and gore.

The smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, Titus Andronicus is one of the Bard’s most experimental works, a revenge tale of the utmost brutality that centres around the honoured Roman general who fatally refuses to show mercy to the eldest son of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, whom he has defeated in war. Hailed as 'one of the darkest and most seminal productions in the Globe’s history' (Daily Telegraph), director Lucy Bailey’s staging of the Roman tragedy sees the great London theatre transformed into a temple of death, one in which swathes of black fabric coalesce with horrific violence and stand-out performances to create shatteringly powerful drama.

Filmed in 2014, this revival of Lucy Bailey’s gory 2006 production of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy had audiences fainting in the aisles.

Shakespeare’s bloodiest play features scenes of rape, mutilation, murder and cannibalism.

Extra features: A Cast Gallery.

‘‘You leave the theatre feeling both harrowed to the marrow and disconcertingly elated.’’ The Daily Telegraph

‘‘Lucy Bailey's blackly comical production is the best I've seen.’’ The Times

‘‘Exceptional.’’ The Independent

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s3d (ear & eye): Live at Galatos AK07

s3d (ear & eye): Live at Galatos AK07

a world of fresh sounds from new sonic sources: Auckland Festival 2007


Akio Suzuki, Ernie Althoff, Walter Kitundu, Tom Nunn, yek koo, Bart Hopkin, Graeme Leak, Adam Willetts, Phil Dadson, Marcel Bear, James McCarthy, Sam Morrison

Based on a live event at the Auckland Festival AK07, this release captures in sound and vision impressive moments from a unque international collaboration between 12 sound artists. S3D (ear & eye) celebrates the magic of the new.

An international collaboration – twelve experimental instrument builders & improvisers in an inspirational world-first.

Two hour DVD & 80 minute CD distilled from three days of performance.

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Atoll - ACD609

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Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 2014


Mark Arends (Proteus), Michael Marcus (Valentine), Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan), Pearl Chanda (Julia), Sarah MacRae (Silvia), Leigh Quinn (Lucetta), Keith Osborn (Antonio), Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Turio Nicholas)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon Godwin (director)

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Running time: 168 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Extra features: Introducing Mossap the dog, Introducing the play, Trailer, Directors Commmentary and a Cast Gallery.

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Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1

Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, May 2014


Antony Sher (Falstaff), Alex Hassell (Prince Hal), Jasper Britton (King Henry), Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly), Trevor White (Hotspur), Antony Nyrne ( (Earl of Worcester), Sean Chapman (Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Douglas), Jennifer Kirby (Lady Percy), Sam Marks (Ned Poins), Jim Hooper (Sir Richard Vernon), Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Owen Glendower), Robert Gilbert (Lord Edmund Mortimer/Carrier), , Jonny Glynn (Rakehell), Nicolas Gerard-Martin (Carrier/Sir Michael), Simon Thorp (Sir Walter Blunt/Lord Chief Justice), Keith Osborn (Archbishop of York), Youseff Kerkour (Earl of Westmoreland/Ostler), Simon Yadoo (Chamberlain/Vintner), Lee Quinn (Traveller)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran (director)

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war.

Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters.

As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff.

With the onset of war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

Running time: 168 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, May 2014


Antony Sher (Falstaff), Alex Hassell (Prince Hal), Jasper Britton (King Henry), Antony Byrne (Rumour/Porter/Pistol), Sean Chapman (Earl of Northumberland), Paola Denisotti (Mistress Quickly), Nia Gwynne (Doll Tearsheet/Lady Northumberland), Old Ford Davies (Jusitce Shallow), Robert Gilbert (Travers/Sir John Coleville), Jonny Glynn (Morton/Earl of Warwick/Shadow), Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Lord Hastings/Feeble/Davy), Jim Hooper (Justice Silence/Gower), Jinnfier Kirby (Lady Percy), Sam Marks (Ned Poins), Keith Osborn (Archbishop of York), Youssef Kerkour (Earl of Westmoreland/Fang/Bullcalf), Leigh Quinn (Wart/Duke of Gloucester), Joshua Richards (Bardolph), Luca Saraceni-Gunner (Falstaff's Page)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran (director)

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface.

Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule.

Sir John Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Amongst the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend.

Running time: 168 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Opus Arte Royal Shakespeare Company - OA1163D

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