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Review (*****) ‘Hamlet’, dir.Gregory Doran, RSC. BBC 2009.

Review (*****) ‘Hamlet’, dir.Gregory Doran, RSC. BBC 2009. By Alan Brown   May 12, 2018   ‘Hamlet’, is available:   in the US, from Amazon Prime at $4.99 to stream; or as a Blu-ray DVD at $15.44. https://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-David-Tennant/dp/B003LMRD6S/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1525953907&sr=8-1   in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk (DVD, Region 2), new from £5.90 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamlet-DVD-David-Tennant/dp/B002PXHRFQ   Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above.   Our Bottom Line. Quite …Read More

Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016.

Review (***)  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016. 90 minutes.   By Alan Brown   February 12, 2018   ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is available: in the USA, watch with Britbox on Amazon for $6.99 a month after a trial in the UK, to buy & stream from Amazon Prime video for £2.49 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk  to buy as a DVD  for £6.03, Blu-Ray …Read More

Review (****) Upstart Crow, Season 1, BBC 2016

By Alan Brown December 4, 2017   ‘Upstart Crow’, Series 1 is available In the UK: from Amazon.co.uk  as a DVD for £9.99. Series 1 & 2 are available to stream through Amazon Video UK  at £9.99 per series or £2.49 per episode, in HD. . In the US the same options are available at different prices at Amazon.com. . Upstart Crow would make a great Christmas present, but maybe …Read More

The Hollow Crown, Henry IV, Parts One & Two

The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available through Amazon.co.uk at £15.95 …Read More

Alls Well That Ends Well Cast list for 6 players with downloads of e-books (epub)

This cast list provides parts for 6 players to read Alls Well That Ends Well. Each player selects the Player No they’ve been allocated, and can choose to download an ebook to read on an Apple iPhone or iPad in iBooks, or they can read their parts online in  Highlit text format or Parts and Cues, as they prefer. . Click here for help with Play-reading . Free Download of Highlit Text ebooks …Read More

Review: Othello (*****) BBC Shakespeare Collection

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection production of Othello is available: – For streaming from Ambrose Digital ($25 / £16) – For streaming from Amazon.com ($1.99 / ~£1.25) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  £18.93 (£9.90 used) / Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: Despite its age (made in 1981), and the limitations of the production environment …Read More

Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost (****) BBC Shakespeare Collection

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection production of Love’s Labour’s Lost is available: – For streaming from Ambrose Digital ($25 /~£16) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  ~$360 / £2.40 ) Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: Love’s Labour’s Lost is a difficult play for a modern audinece to ‘get’  – or at least it was for …Read More

Review: Richard II BBC (***) with Derek Jacobi

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection production of Richard II is available: – For streaming from Ambrose Digital ($25 / ~£16) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  £15.98 (£5.01 used) / Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: Focus on Jacobi’s performance and you will realise that this fine and ‘well-graced’ actor does not disappoint. If it …Read More

Review: Juliette Binoche in Antigone, BBC (****)

The BBC film of  Juliette Binoche playing Antigone is available on the BBC iPlayer for free until around 25th June. As far as we’re aware, it is  not available on DVD. Our Bottom Line: A powerful production of Antigone with a very strong and even cast. Not faultless, but if you’re at all interested in Greek tragedy or theatre, it’s a must to watch, if you can. If you can’t, come to the …Read More

Review: BBC Shakespeare Collection (****)

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection of 34 productions on 38 DVDs is available: – For purchase as a collection from the BBC shop for £53 / ~$80 – For purchase as a collection from Amazon.co.uk for £72.38 / ~$110 – For purchase as a collection from Amazon.com for $200 N.B. all these versions are Region 2 / PAL, so make sure your TV can play that before purchase Streaming versions of individual …Read More

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