Laurence Olivier Shakespeare Collection (UK-import) (DVD)

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Box set featuring six Shakespeare adaptations starring legendary actor Laurence Olivier. In 'King Lear' (1983), the ageing King Lear (Olivier) decides to split his kingdom between three daughters - Regan, Cordelia and Goneril - with each receiving a share appropriate to the amount of love they feel for him. However, when the faithful Cordelia refuses to protest her devotion, an enraged Lear foolishly cedes complete control to the devious remaining siblings - with terrible results. In 'Henry V' (1944), the young king (Olivier) puts his rakish past behind him and rallies his men to invade France, winning against the enemy's superior numbers. The film was shot in Ireland to avoid the constant bombardment of the Blitz and Olivier was discharged from the Navy to make the film. In 'Hamlet' (1948), Hamlet (Olivier), Prince of Denmark, is still mourning over the death of his father and his mother Gertrude's (Eileen Herlie) subsequent remarriage to Hamlet's despised uncle, Claudius (Basil Sydney), who is now King. When his father's ghost appears to Hamlet and reveals that it was Claudius who murdered him, the young prince vows revenge. However, a fatal flaw in his character - hesitation - mars his efforts, resulting in murder, madness and treachery. In 'The Merchant of Venice' (1974), Jewish moneylender Shylock (Olivier) provides young Antonio (Anthony Nichols) with a loan, stating that if it is not repaid he will claim a pound of flesh. When Antonio's bond defaults, Shylock attempts to claim his grisly compensation in a court of law, but Portia (Joan Plowright) pleads Antonio's case. In 'Richard III' (1955), Olivier stars as the cold and calculating king, a treacherous and untrustworthy fellow who makes plans to kill anyone who threatens his position. Henry Stafford (Ralph Richardson), the Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud) and Lady Anne Neville (Claire Bloom) are just some of those moving in his orbit. 'As You Like It' (1936) was filmed in England in 1936 when Olivier was still considered a promising young actor rather than one of the finest thespians ever, as he would later become, this is his first filmed Shakespeare performance and thus a milestone in film history.

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Produksjonsår 2007 Format DVD
Sone Sone 2 Sjanger Drama
Antall disker 7 Aldersgrense 15
Undertekster Engelsk Regissør Michael Elliott
Skuespillere Alan Sader, Alec Clunes, Andrew Cruickshank, Anna Calder-Marshall, Anthony Nicholls, Anthony Quayle, Aubrey Mather, Austin Trevor, Basil Sydney, Cedric Hardwicke, Claire Bloom, Clive Morton, Colin Blakely, David Threlfall, Diana Rigg, Dorothy Tutin, Eileen Herlie, Ernest Thesiger, Esmond Knight, Felix Aylmer, George Yiasomi, Harcourt Williams, Helen Hayes, Henry Ainley, Ivy St Helier, J Fisher White, Jayne Lindsay-Gray, Jean Simmons, Jeremy Brett, Jeremy Kemp, Joan Plowright, John Gielgud, John Hurt, John Laurie, Larry Souder, Laurence Naismith, Laurence Olivier, Leo Genn, Leo McKern, Leon Quartermaine, Leslie Banks, Lionel Braham, Lou Crisuolo, Marc Clement, Mary Kerridge, Max Adrian, McKenzie Ward, Michael Gough, Michael Jayston, Niall MacGinnis, Nicholas Hannen, Norman Wooland, Pamela Brown, Patrick Troughton, Peter Cushing, Peter Elliott, Ralph Richardson, Ralph Truman, Richard Rhodes, Robert Lang, Robert Lindsay, Robert Newton, Stanley Baker, Stanley Holloway, Stuart Robertson, Ted Prichard, Terence Morgan Bestillingsnummer 3711525813

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