Rent Shakespeare Retold (2005)

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5h 49min
Rent Shakespeare Retold (aka Much Ado About Nothing / Macbeth / The Taming of the Shrew / A Midsummer Night's Dream) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Inspired by the spirit of his original plays, these four unique and entertaining films bring Shakespeare to a 21st century audience.

Much Ado About Nothing
Forced to share a studio sofa every night, regional news presenters Beatrice and Benedick appear to hate one another, but does their apparent hostility mark passions of a different kind?
Macbeth
Enticed by his ambitious but troubled wife, chef Joe Macbeth begins to discover the seductive possibilities of power. But to what lengths will he go to achieve it?
The Taming of the Shrew
Kate is an opposition MP who is instructed to find a husband to make her more electable. When the eccentric Petruchio bursts onto the scene, a very surprising romance unfolds.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Set during a weekend in a holiday park, this is a romantic comedy about four warring couples, a donkey's head and a gaggle of fairies.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Diederick Santer, Pier Wilkie
Writers:
David Nicholls, William Shakespeare, Peter Moffat, Sally Wainwright, Peter Bowker
Aka:
Much Ado About Nothing / Macbeth / The Taming of the Shrew / A Midsummer Night's Dream
Studio:
Acorn Media
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama, Performing Arts, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/12/2005
Run Time:
349 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews
  • Shakespeare Biography
  • Cast Filmographies
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Picture Gallery
Disc 1:
Includes the following:
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Macbeth
- Special Features
Disc 2:
Includes the following:
- The Taming of the Shrew
- A Midsummer Night's Dream

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