Shakespeare Plays

  • 1978
  • TV Show
  • None

British stagings of the Bard's entire canon, performed (over six years) by a distinguished roster that included John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Kate Nelligan, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins (who had the title role in a particularly memorable production of `Othello'). This was one of the biggest and most ambitious programming...

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British stagings of the Bard's entire canon, performed (over six years) by a distinguished roster that included John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Kate Nelligan, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins (who had the title role in a particularly memorable production of `Othello'). This was one of the biggest and most ambitious programming ventures of its time, what one PBS official called `the great Anglo-American alliance of the 20th century.'

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