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BBC Television Shakespeare

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BBC Television Shakespeare

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BBC TV Shakespeare Intro

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The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC Television. Transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985, the series spanned seven seasons and thirty-seven episodes.
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  • Series facts 

  • Origins 

  • Shakespeare on the BBC 

  • Funding 

  • Rejected plans 

  • Realism 

  • UK publicity 

  • US publicity 

  • Scheduling 

  • Early restrictions 

  • Seasons 1 and 2 (Cedric Messina, producer) 

  • Seasons 3 and 4 (Jonathan Miller, producer) 

  • Reception 

  • Romeo and Juliet 

  • Behind the scenes 

  • Richard II (play) 

  • As You Like It 

  • Julius Caesar (play) 

  • Measure for Measure 

  • Henry VIII (play) 

  • Henry IV, Part 1 

  • Henry IV, Part 2 

  • Henry V (play) 

  • Twelfth Night 

  • The Tempest 

  • Hamlet 

  • The Taming of the Shrew 

  • The Merchant of Venice 

  • All's Well That Ends Well 

  • The Winter's Tale 

  • Timon of Athens 

  • Antony and Cleopatra 

  • Othello 

  • Troilus and Cressida 

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream 

  • King Lear 

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor 

  • Henry VI, Part 1 

  • Henry VI, Part 2 

  • Henry VI, Part 3 

  • Richard III (play) 

  • Cymbeline 

  • Macbeth 

  • The Comedy of Errors 

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

  • Coriolanus 

  • King John (play) 

  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre 

  • Much Ado About Nothing 

  • Love's Labour's Lost 

  • Titus Andronicus 

  • Omissions and changes