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The Winter's Tale (1981)

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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Leonard Kavanagh ...
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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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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

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Version of The Winter's Tale (1962) See more »

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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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