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CBC Drama Special The Comedy of Errors

Borrowing from the Latin comedy The Twins, Shakespeare created this farce for the Christmas festivities of 1594. Fun is the primary aim of this romantic comedy which tells of the complications which follow when a merchant, Aegeon, enters the enemy state of Ephesus. He hopes to reunite his family years after the shipwreck which split two sets of twins and ...
  • 1989
  • 01:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special As You Like It

This delightful romantic comedy, lavishly staged by the Stratford Festival, has been a favourite with audiences throughout the centuries. In this acclaimed production John Hirsch directs Roberta Maxwell and Rosemary Dunsmore as Rosalind and Celia, with Andrew Gillies as Orlando and Nicholas Pennell as Jaques. Pitting young love against the vanity of the court, the fairytale play tells the familiar ...
  • 1983
  • 02:39:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Romeo and Juliet

The excitement of live theatre comes to the screen in this special Stratford production of Shakespeare's classic love story. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at a masked ball, but their love is doomed by an ancient and unreasonable grudge between their families. Stratford director Richard Monette has set the play in the time of Mussolini's Fascist Italy, ...
  • 1993
  • 02:42:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Much Ado About Nothing

Love, they say, is blind, and so it certainly seems in this sunny romantic comedy of misleading appearances, mistaken identities and deceptions both playful and perverse. As Beatrice and Benedick, old antagonists in the skirmishes of the heart, wage their "merry war" of witty insults, the villainous Don John plots to destroy a rival's happiness. But the Don has reckoned ...
  • 1988
  • 02:21:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013