A jealous king, an abandoned daughter, a prince hopelessly in love.
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. It was performed as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Plays at the Garrick Season in 2015, starring Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh.
This official tie-in edition features the version of Shakespeare’s text performed in the production, plus exclusive additional content including an introduction to the play, interviews with Kenneth Branagh, Rob Ashford, Judi Dench, Michael Pennington and composer Patrick Doyle, and extracts from the original score.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet and playwright of some renown.
Kenneth Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). He formed the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in April 2015, launching with a season of five shows at London's Garrick Theatre from October 2015–November 2016.