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William Shakespeare Collection (Boxset)

Starring: Laurence Olivier   [See details]
Directed by: Andrew McCullough, Franco Zeffirelli, Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles
Runtime:9 hours and 5 minutes
MPAA rating:Rated NR
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Suspense
Synopsis:King Lear (1953) (TV)
An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
After Othello (Orson Welles), a Moor serving as the commander of the Venetian military, marries Desdemona (Suzanne Cloutier), the daughter of a nobleman, Iago (Micheál MacLiammóir), an ensign who despises the general, plots to convince him that his new bride has been unfaithful.

Macbeth (1948)
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship.

Hamlet (1948)
William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark.

Romeo and Juliet (1968)
In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.
Catalog #:AUTH-WS01
Price: $18.99
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Brief Cast Overview
Alan Napier    ...    A Holy Father
Anthony Quayle    ...    Marcellus
Eileen Herlie    ...    Gertrude, The Queen
Jean Simmons    ...    Ophelia, daughter of Polonius
John Gielgud    ...    Voice of the Ghost
Laurence Olivier    ...    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Orson Welles    ...    Lear
Orson Welles    ...    MacBeth
Orson Welles    ...    Othello
Roddy McDowall    ...    Malcolm
Erskine Sanford    ...    Duncan
Felix Aylmer    ...    Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
Dan O'Herlihy    ...    Macduff
Esmond Knight    ...    Bernardo
Olivia Hussey    ...    Juliet
Micheal MacLiammmoir    ...    Lago
Micheal MacLiammmoir    ...    Poor Tom

Technical Specification
Encoding: Region 0*  [See details]
Format:    Fullscreen
Color: Not available
Edition: Import
Language: English
Sound: Dolby Sound
Subtitles: Not available
*DVD will play on any regional DVD player

Awards and Nominations
Academy Award, The® (USA):
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