Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 2014
Mark Arends (Proteus), Michael Marcus (Valentine), Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan), Pearl Chanda (Julia), Sarah MacRae (Silvia), Leigh Quinn (Lucetta), Keith Osborn (Antonio), Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Turio Nicholas)
Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon Godwin (director)
Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.
Running time: 168 minutes
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Extra features: Introducing Mossap the dog, Introducing the play, Trailer, Directors Commmentary and a Cast Gallery.