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Subscription streamer BritBox will unveil the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection – that is, adaptations of all of the Bard’s 37 plays – this Tuesday, May 26.
Noteworthy performances will include:
Richard II (1978) – starring Derek Jacobi in the title role and John Gielgud as John of Gaunt
Timon of Athens (1981) – featuring Jonathan Pryce as Timon
The Taming of the Shrew (1980) – including Monty Python’s John Cleese as Petruchio
King Lear (1982) – look for Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton as Lear’s daughter Regan
Romeo and Juliet (1978) – with Alan Rickman in his first screen role as Tybalt
Troilus & Cressida (1981) – starring Charles Gray (Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever)
Henry VIII (1979) – with Julian Glover (For Your Eyes Only, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) as the Duke of Buckingham.
BritBox, which offers programming from the BBC and ITV, costs $6.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial. It can be streamed via BritBox.com and on numerous devices including iPhones, Android, Apple TV and Roku.
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