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Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)

A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Al Smith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Tate ... Self - Host
David Tennant ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akala ... The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company
Roger Allam ... Performer
Richard Atwill Richard Atwill ... Ben Jonson
Simon Russell Beale ... Richard II
Emma Carrington Emma Carrington ... Béatrice
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Self - Performer
Richard David-Caine ... Self
Judi Dench ... Self - Performer
Anne-Marie Duff ... Self - Performer
Paapa Essiedu ... Hamlet
Joseph Fiennes ... Self
Mariah Gale ... Juliet
Henry Goodman ... Self
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From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Meera Syal, David Suchet, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Gregory Porter, Joseph Fiennes, English National Opera, The Royal Ballet and Akala for a very special evening. Together, they mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. This unique event takes place in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and celebrates Shakespeare's extraordinary legacy and his enduring influence on all performance art forms - from opera to jazz, dance to musicals.

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A once in a lifetime opportunity. An incredible cast. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Musical

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Broadcast live to U.K. cinemas' on 23rd April 2016. See more »

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Enjoyable with some tech issues.
28 June 2020 | by MasarianSee all my reviews

The young folk who began the show were great performers but I got the impression that there were technical issues with the sound . Well done to the performers for keeping going when the band and the singers couldn't really hear each other. So easy to criticise. I enjoyed the show . Good to see so many legends too all in the same show.


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Official Sites:

BBC Programme Website | BBC Site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Шекспир жив See more »

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$616,342
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