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Shakespeare: Comedy Tragedy Romance / Globe Theatre

Shakespeare: Comedy Tragedy Romance / Various
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1042  
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 8 Hours 5 Mins. 

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William Shakespeare
COMEDY, ROMANCE, TRAGEDY
(4 DVD Box Set)

Shakespeare's Globe productions of As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo & Juliet are offered in this exclusive limited edition box set.

Thea Sharrock’s irresistible new production of Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy As You Like It stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of romance.

Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare’s most intellectual comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole’s highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Dominic Dromgoole’s
Read more production of Romeo & Juliet brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.

As You Like It

Duke Frederick – Brendon Hughes
Orlando – Jack Laskey
Adam – Trevor Martin
Oliver – Jamie Parker
Rosalind – Naomi Frederick
Celia – Laura Rogers
Touchstone – Dominic Rowan
Le Beau / William – Gregory Gudgeon
Charles / Corin – Sean Kearns
Duke Senior – Philip Bird
Amiens / Sir Oliver Martext – Peter Gale
Silvius – Michael Benz
Jaques –Tim McMullan
Audrey – Sophie Duval
Phebe – Jade Williams
Hymen – Ewart James Walters

Thea Sharrock, director
Dick Bird, design
Fin Walker, choreographer
Music composed by Stephen Warbeck

Recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, October 2009.

Love's Labour's Lost

King of Navarre – Philip Cumbus
Berowne – Trystan Gravelle
Longaville – William Mannering
Dumaine – Jack Farthing
Princess of France – Michelle Terry
Rosaline – Thomasin Rand
Maria – Jade Anouka
Katharine – Siân Robins-Grace
Boyet – Tom Stuart
Don Armado – Paul Ready
Moth – Seroca Davis
Holofernes – Christopher Godwin
Sir Nathanial – Patrick Godfrey
Dull – Andrew Vincent
Costard – Fergal McElherron
Jaquenetta – Rhiannon Oliver
Mercadé – James Lailey

Dominic Dromgoole, stage director
Jonathan Fensom – design
Music composed by Claire van Kampen

Recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, October 2009.

Romeo and Juliet

Prince Escalus – Andrew Vincent
Mercutio – Philip Cumbus
Paris – Tom Stuart
Montague – Michael O'Hagan
Lady Montague – Holly Atkins
Romeo – Adetomiwa Edun
Benvolio – Jack Farthing
Abraham / Apothecary – Graham Vick
Balthazar / Peter / Gregory – Fergal McElherron
Capulet – Ian Redford
Lady Capulet – Miranda Foster
Juliet – Ellie Kendrick
Tybalt – Ukweli Roach
Nurse – Penny Layden
Friar John / Sampson – James Lailey
Friar Lawrence – Rawiri Paratene

Dominic Dromgoole, director
Simon Daw, design
Sian Williams, choreographer
Music composed by Nigel Hess

Recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, August 2009.

Bonus:
- Cast gallery
- Famous speeches

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English
Running time: 8 hours 5 mins
No. of DVDs: 4 (DVD9)
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