Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Series 2

Series 2

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Series 2

First Air Date: November 02, 1994

First Aired on    :   1994
Episodes    :   6 episodes



Episodes

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2x06 Othello (December 14, 1994)


In the last in the series, the playwright's most famous dramatic study of jealousy and its tragic effects are conveyed vividly in a striking drawn animation style. The warmth of the Mediterranean contrasts with the coldness in lago's heart as he turns his noble master, Othello, against the beautiful and innocent Desdemona.


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2x05 The Winter's Tale (December 07, 1994)


Exquisitely sculptured Russian puppets perform this powerful and enchanting story full of regal and rustic characters. A fit of temper has tragic results for King Leontes. Sixteen years later, the gods and humbler mortals intervene to craft a happy, magical ending.


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2x04 Julius Caesar (November 30, 1994)


A compelling study of personal ambition versus the good of the state.


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2x03 As You Like It (November 16, 1994)


This bright and comic tale is famed as the only play written by Shakespeare in which he is known to have appeared himself - playing Adam, the old retainer to the hero Orlando. The sunniest of his comedies, the play tells of a group of courtiers escaping to the Forest of Arden where they meet, philosophise and fall in love.


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2x02 The Taming of the Shrew (November 09, 1994)


Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes is given a fresh airing in puppet animation. The unlikely bonding of a headstrong Kate and domineering Petruchio is only one aspect of a play about change and the magical transformations that theatre can produce.


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2x01 King Richard III (November 02, 1994)


A portrayal of Shakespeare's darkest villain Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and his unquenchable thirst for the throne.