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Great Comedies DVD Set (Shakespeare's Globe)


  • This special set brings together three of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, from the hilarious tale of misdirection and deception that is Twelfth Night to the slapstick humour of The Taming of the Shrew and the magic and mischief that jointly characterize A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brimming with first-class British acting – including stand-out performances from such lauded individuals as Michelle Terry, Samantha Spiro, Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry – this trio of award-winning Globe Theatre productions brilliantly underscores the humour that is inherent in each of the Elizabethan dramas, with inventive staging, outstanding costumes and original music performed on period-style instruments providing the finishing touches to a must-have collection.

    Twelfth Night 
    Samuel Barnett 
    Orsino: Liam Brennan 
    Paul Chahidi 
    John Paul Connolly 
    Malvolio: Stephen Fry 
    Mark Rylance 
    Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Roger Lloyd Pack 
    Johnny Flynn
    An all-male Original Practices production  
    Director: Tim Carroll
    Designer: Jenny Tiramani
    Composer: Claire van Kampen
    Choreography: Siân Williams
    Musical Director: Adrian Woodward
    Musicians: Arngeir Hauksson, Clare McIntyre, Nicholas Perry, Helen Roberts, Emily White

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream*
    John Light
     Pearce Quigley
    Michelle Terry
    Luke Thompson
    Demetrius: Joshua Silver
     Matthew Tennyson
     Tom Lawrence
    Olivia Ross 
    Sarah MacRae 
    Director: Dominic Dromgoole
    Designer: Jonathan Fensom
    Composer: Claire van Kampen
    Choreography: Siân Williams 
    Musical Director (Band): George Bartle

    The Taming of the Shrew
    Curtis: Tom Anderson
    David Beames 
     Jamie Beamish
    Gremio: Michael Bertenshaw 
    Petruchio: Simon Paisley Day
    Katherina: Samantha Spiro
    Bianca: Sarah MacRae 
    Hortensio: Rick Warden
    Director: Toby Frow
    Designer: Mike Britton
    Composer: Richard Hammarton
    Choreography: Siân Williams 
    Fight Director: Malcolm Ranson
    Musical Director: Stephen Bentley-Klein 
    Musicians: Robin Jeffrey, Paul Johnson, Alexandria Lawrence, Magnus Mehta 

    Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles (and French for A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

  • Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: All regions
    Running time: 175/172/167 mins
    Subtitles: EN/DE(FR*)
    Year: 2012 (2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream)