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Cymbeline DVD (RSC)

Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved?
An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement is clouded. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots to seize power by murdering them both.
In exile Innogen's husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful to him and in an act of impulsive jealousy begins a scheme to have her murdered. Warned of the danger, Innogen runs away from court in disguise and begins a journey fraught with danger that will eventually reunite Cymbeline with a long-lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

Royal Shakespeare Company
Cymbeline: Gillian Bevan
Innogen: Bethan Cullinane
Posthumus: Hiran Abeysekera
Cornelia: Doreene Blackstock
Cloten: Marcus Griffiths
Iachimo: Oliver Johnstone
Pisanio: Kelly Williams
Belarius: Graham Turner
Guideria: Natalie Simpson
Arviragus: James Cooney
Philario: Byron Mondahl
Caius Lucius: Eke Chukwu
Director: Melly Still

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Extras: Interview with Melly Still /Shakespeare’s Ancient Britain / Director’s Commentary / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: DD 2.0 / Dolby Digital Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 199 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2016