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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 

Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.
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1994   1992  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Alec McCowen ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Michael Kitchen ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Suzanne Burden Suzanne Burden ...  Anne / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Gerald James Gerald James ...  Baptista / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
John Warner John Warner ...  Gremio / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Autolycus / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Jonathan Tafler ...  Camillo / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stefan Bednarczyk Stefan Bednarczyk ...  Amiens / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Garard Green Garard Green ...  Adam / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Andrew Wincott ...  Laertes / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Roger Allam ...  Duke Orsino / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ...  2nd Murderer / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce ...  Donalbain / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stephen Thorne ...  Cardinal / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Brendan Charleson ...  1st Murderer / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Philip Bond Philip Bond ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Spike Hood Spike Hood ...  Prince Edward / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Hywel Nelson Hywel Nelson ...  Duke of York / ... 2 episodes, 1994
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An animated adaptation of twelve of Shakespeare's best-known plays. The series was produced by S4C for the BBC, but animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each 26-minute play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles: cel animation for Macbeth, stop-motion puppets in Twelfth Night, and paint on glass for Hamlet. Written by Anonymous

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tragedy | based on play | See All (2) »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shakespeare - I capolavori animati See more »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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brilliant
25 February 2002 | by lukeallderSee all my reviews

w.s has never been told so well for kids the animation is beautiful especially T.V. 12TH night which stars the voice of Hugh grant these films are hard to get your hands on now but the globe theater does still sell a few of them made in Moscow these videos are priceless. you can also buy the books which are also in short supply ,but again odd places still sell them.well done to the team of artists that made these videos they are stunning


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