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The Winter's Tale (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  8 June 1981 (USA)
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

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John Welsh ...
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Anna Calder-Marshall ...
Jeremy Dimmick ...
Merelina Kendall ...
Susan Brodrick ...
Lady to Hermione
Leonard Kavanagh ...
Lord to Leontes
John Bailey ...
Lord to Leontes
Cyril Luckham ...
William Relton ...
Lord to Leontes
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Cornelius Garrett ...
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life. Written by Kathy Li

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale  »

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Be afraid. Be very afraid.
4 September 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a TERRIBLE film, one of the worst Shakespeare adaptations ever made in the history of the world. It manages to bore FROM THE FIRST FIVE SECONDS, and to watch the entire three hours is an appalling prospect. Made with no imagination at all, and on a budget of 57 pence, it has only one (boring) set, and an array of famous actor giving boring, boring performances. Even the comic pastoral scenes are slow, clumsy and lumpen. Poor Shakespeare. Poor students forced to watch this film. When you die and go to Hell, this will be the in-flight movie.


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