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Question 1: Clarke-Smith as Iago and ________ as Desdemona.
Ralph RichardsonEnglandCelia JohnsonNoël Coward

Question 2: In Act 5, Scene 6, Henry's references to ________ and Icarus are absent.
Greek mythologyApolloMinosDaedalus

Question 3: In tandem with this interpretation, the song sung at the end of the play is a musical version of ________ 128, which was often sung in Puritan households at the end of a meal during Shakespeare's own day.
EpistlePsalmsPsalm 151Psalms 152–155

Question 4: All productions were shot on video, with multiple cameras, in Studio 1 at the ________ studios, with the exception of two first season episodes, As You Like It and Henry VIII, which were shot on location.
BBC Television CentreBBC NewsBBC English RegionsBBC Cymru Wales

Question 5: ________ as John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
Alec GuinnessLaurence OlivierRalph RichardsonJohn Gielgud

Question 6: In line with producer Jonathan Miller's new aesthetic policy, director Elijah Moshinsky composed many of the shots of the film as live action replicas of the work of ________.
The Milkmaid (Vermeer)Johannes VermeerDutch Golden Age paintingHan van Meegeren

Question 7: Financing took over two years to secure, with ________ acting as the series' largest underwriter.
Time–LifeReader's DigestFunk & WagnallsBirds & Blooms

Question 8: During production itself, Jonathan Miller based the visual design on the work of ________.
PaintingEl GrecoWestern paintingCretan School

Question 9: Sutton was successful, and the series closed with a broadcast of ________ roughly twelve months later than initially projected.
Henry VI, Part 3Titus AndronicusHenry VI, Part 1Hamlet

Question 10: Elijah Moshinsky based the fairies in the play on the baroque eroticism of Rembrandt and ________.
Peter Paul RubensMarie de' Medici cycleThe Descent from the CrossAntwerp







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