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Three Tragedies DVD Set (RSC)

Three of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies are presented here as a blu-ray set. Rising star Paapa Essiedu gives a stunning performance in Simon Godwin’s riveting contemporary take on Hamlet; Antony Sher leads the way as the proud but fatally flawed monarch in RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s acclaimed King Lear; completing the collection is Iqbal Khan’s astonishing and groundbreaking production of Othello, featuring Hugh Quarshie in the title role and Lucian Msamati as Iago.

Royal Shakespeare Company
Hamlet
Hamlet: Paapa Essiedu
Laertes: Marcus Griffiths
Polonius: Cyril Nri
Ophelia: Natalie Simpson
Director: Simon Godwin

King Lear
King Lear: Antony Sher
Edmund: Paapa Essiedu
Goneril: Nia Gwynee
Cordelia: Natalie Simpson
Director: Greg Doran

Othello
Othello: Hugh Quarshie
Desdemona: Joanna Vanderham
Iago: Lucian Msamati
Cassio: Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Director: Iqbal Khan

Plus: Director's Commentaries / Playing Hamlet / Interview with Anthony Sher / Dressed for the stage: creating costumes for King Lear / The Story of Othello, Who is Othello / Cast galleries

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 + 5.1 Dolby Digital
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 570 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2015/16