"William Shakespeare Collector's Edition," Featuring Patrick Stewart in Macbeth, Set for June Release

By Carey Purcell
May 1, 2014

PBS Distribution will release "William Shakespeare Collector's Edition," featuring two films, a collection of memorabilia and a copy of Macbeth.



The collection will be available for purchase June 10.

The box set includes an award-winning screen adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth and the documentary series "In Search of Shakespeare" on DVD; a collection of rare Shakespeare memorabilia; and a complete reproduction of the play Macbeth, as published in Shakespeare's First Folio in 1623.

"Poet, actor, and playwright, William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous dramatist in history," press notes state. "His many works are still widely read, performed, and loved almost 400 years after his death, with plays such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, telling stories that resonate as much with audiences today as they did in Elizabethan times."

The DVD Macbeth features Tony nominee Sir Patrick Stewart (Waiting for Godot, "X-Men") and Kate Fleetwood ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1") in Rupert Goold's film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Scottish Play."

"In Search of Shakespeare" features Michael Woods as he unravels the mystery to tell the true story of the man, exploring the key events that shaped his life, the people who influenced his work and the world in which he lived, with the help of the Royal Shakespeare Company and many experts and historians.

The box set also features the full text of Macbeth, reproduced from Shakespeare's First Folio, and a collection of memorabilia, which was reproduced from original materials at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, England. The collection includes Shakespeare's baptism and death notices, his last will and testament, 16th-century maps of Warwickshire and London, and a selection of portraits, sonnets and handwritten notes.

Visit pbsdistribution.org for more information.