Cymbeline [DVD videorecording] by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; produced by Shaun Sutton ; directed by Elijah Moshinsky.
Contributor(s): Shakespeare, William | Sutton, Shaun | Moshinsky, Elijah | Oliver, Stephen | Mirren, Helen | Bloom, Claire | Johnson, Richard | Pennington, Michael | British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service | Time-Life Television | Ambrose Video Publishing.Material type: FilmSeries: Shakespeare, William, BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England): ; Shakespeare, William, Works: Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]Description: 1 videodisc (174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Uniform titles: Shakespeare plays (Television program) Contained works: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Cymbeline.Subject(s): Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Drama | Fathers and daughters -- Drama | Married people -- Drama | Feature films | Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D. -- DramaGenre/Form: Television plays. | Tragicomedy. | Televised performances. | Television adaptations.DDC classification: 791.45/72
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System requirements: PC/Mac downloadable scripts.
Richard Johnson (Cymbeline), Hugh Thomas (Cornelius), Aimée Delamain (Gentlewoman), Claire Bloom (Queen), Helen Mirren (Imogen), Michael Pennington (Posthumus), John Kane (Pisanio), Nicholas Young (Lord), Paul Jesson (Cloten), Robert Lindsay (Iachimo), Geoffrey Lumsden (Philario), Patsy Smart (Helen), Allan Hendrick (Frenchman), Nigel Robson (Singer), Terence McGinity (British Captain), Graham Crowden (Caius Lucius), Michael Gough (Belarius), Geoffrey Burridge (Guiderius), David Creedon (Arviragus), Patricia Hayes (Soothsayer), Peter Aldwyn (British Captain), Ray Mort (Gaoler), Marius Goring (Sicilius Leonatus), Madge Ryan (Mother), Michael Hordern (Jupiter).
Music, Stephen Oliver ; senior cameraman, David Mutton ; videotape editor, Graham Taylor.
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
Digitally remastered ; picture & sound enhanced ; word for word as written by William Shakespeare.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1983.