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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 

Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.
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1994   1992  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Alec McCowen ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Michael Kitchen ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Suzanne Burden Suzanne Burden ...  Anne / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Gerald James Gerald James ...  Baptista / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
John Warner John Warner ...  Gremio / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Autolycus / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Jonathan Tafler ...  Camillo / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stefan Bednarczyk Stefan Bednarczyk ...  Amiens / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Garard Green Garard Green ...  Adam / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Andrew Wincott ...  Laertes / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Roger Allam ...  Duke Orsino / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ...  2nd Murderer / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce ...  Donalbain / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Stephen Thorne ...  Cardinal / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Brendan Charleson ...  1st Murderer / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Philip Bond Philip Bond ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Spike Hood Spike Hood ...  Prince Edward / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Hywel Nelson Hywel Nelson ...  Duke of York / ... 2 episodes, 1994
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An animated adaptation of twelve of Shakespeare's best-known plays. The series was produced by S4C for the BBC, but animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each 26-minute play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles: cel animation for Macbeth, stop-motion puppets in Twelfth Night, and paint on glass for Hamlet. Written by Anonymous

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Alternate Versions

The US version which aired on HBO featured live-action introduction segments with Robin Williams. See more »

Connections

Followed by Operavox (1995) See more »

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Beautiful animation
21 November 2005 | by minibalrogSee all my reviews

The animated versions of Shakespeare's plays are in a word, divine. The character's are beautiful and extremely well made. It is easy to fall in love with the style of the 'films', and if you get the chance you should definitely watch them. It's true that it can be hard to get a hold of them, but I urge people to do their best to try. They would make a fantastic aid in introducing younger children to the world of Shakespeare, though I have found that they go down well with an older audience too. The stories stay true to the original Shakespearean plays, but with a little animated extra on top. I love them, and there are a few well known voices mixed in there as well.


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Russia | UK | USA | Japan

Language:

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Release Date:

9 November 1992 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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