Television: Love's Labour

The British Broadcasting Corp. last week announced the most ambitious TV series ever planned: it will film, over the next six years, all of William Shakespeare's 37 plays, specifically staged for the small screen, a massive project that will cost $3.6 million and yield some 70 hours of programming. The BBC aims to produce six plays annually, with the first scheduled to start shooting in about 18 months. Although no stars have as yet been signed, Lord Olivier and Sir John Gielgud, among other major Shakespearean actors, are on the BBC'S shopping list....

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