Embraced by audiences in over 50 countries, acclaimed by critics and the recipient of 3 EMMY Awards and a New York Festival Gold Award, "Shakespeare The Animated Tales" is an invigorating collection of 12 of the bard's most beloved tales, brought to life in specially commissioned, 30 minute adaptations by some of the world's leading cinematic artists and technicians.
Adapted by renowned author and Shakespeare scholar Leon Garfield, in collaboration with leading academic lights, these beautiful, dramatic and rewarding tales are masterly abridged renditions of the classic texts, fully faithful to the narrative and language that makes Shakespeare the most loved and respected playwright history has ever produced.
Painstakingly designed and meticulously rendered each play is characterised by some of the country's finest acting talent, including Felicity Kendal, Alun Armstrong, Joss Ackland, Jenny Agutter, Zoe Wanamaker, Timothy West, Hugh Grant and Martin Jarvis, who lend pathos, comedy and a staggering humanity to these wonders of artistry.
Includes the following:
Romeo & Juliet
As You Like It
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Taming of the Shrew
The Winter's Tale