ShakespeaRe-Told is the umbrella title for a series of four television adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays broadcast on BBC One during November 2005. In a similar manner to the 2003 production of The Canterbury Tales, each play is adapted by a different writer, and relocated to the present day. The plays were produced in collaboration by BBC Northern Ireland and the central BBC drama department. In August 2006 the four films aired on BBC America.


Much Ado About Nothing


The Taming of the Shrew

A Midsummer Night's Dream


On 26 December 2005, a Region 2 DVD of the episodes was released by Acorn Media UK. A Region 1 release followed on 24 July 2007 from BBC Warner.


  1. ^ The roles of Don John and Borachio are combined into the character of Don.
  2. ^ The ending is highly modified from the original text
  3. ^ Theseus and Hippolyta are not Hermia's parents in the original.