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Filmography - William Shakespeare: part 2

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of April 2011

Filmography - William Shakespeare

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2011. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (www.catalog.wrlc.org)

 

 Otello. Opera in video. 2008. 1 streaming video (146 min.). A tale of love and intrigue set in Cyprus at the end of the 15th century. Streaming video.
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Othello. 1992. 2 videocassettes (187 min.). A controversial and powerful interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy; performed before a multi-racial audience in South Africa. Iago's jealousy of Othello's success prompts him to exploit Othello's credulous nature by convincing Othello that his beloved wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful.  Streaming video.
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Othello. 1981. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (204 min.). Shakespeare’s play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago’s evil, and then kills himself in remorse. Streaming video
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Othello A Critical Guide. 1997. 1 streaming video file (33 min.). Compelling dramatizations of key scenes from Shakespeare's tragedy are analyzed by two noted Shakespearean experts-Stanley Wells and Russell Jackson of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Themes and topics include the motives of Iago, and whether his evil is as complete as most commentators suggest; Victorian objections to the interracial relationship between Othello and Desdemona; evidence of racism within Shakespeare's characterization of Othello; the role of opposing forces (good and evil) in relationships and events; Desdemona as victim or manipulative conniver, responsible for her own downfall; Othello as victim, ruled by emotion rather than logic; the conflict between Othello's identity as a Christian commander of the Venetian force and as a social and racial outsider; and the use of women as characters vital to plot development. Streaming video.
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Pacino an actor's vision. 2005. 4 videodiscs (273 min.). A collection of films directed by and starring Al Pacino.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4981 – 4984

Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 2000. 1 videodisc (177 min.). The Prince of Tyre is pursued by the vengeance of King Antiochus because he discovered the monarch's incestuous relationship with his daughter. Fleeing from place to place, Pericles is shipwrecked, courts, and marries Thaisa. Their child, Marina, raised by friends when Thaisa is believed to have died, is kidnapped by pirates and sold into a brothel before Thaisa is discovered alive and the family is joyfully reunited.  DVD 3217

Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company Vol. 1. 2009. 1 videodisc (148 min.). These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.  DVD 521

Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company Vol. 2. 2009. 1 videodisc (102 min.). These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.  DVD 522

Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company Vol. 3. 2009. 1 videodisc (102 min.). These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.  DVD 523

Playing Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company Vol. 4. 2009. 1 videodisc (104 min.). These intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.  DVD 524

Playing Shakespeare. 2009. 4 videodiscs (456 min.). John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.  DVD 521 – 524

Prospero's books. 2004. 1 videodisc (129 min.). In this adaption of William Shakespeare's The tempest, Prospero imagines and writes the play, speaking the characters' lines as he writes.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 8035

The Reduced Shakespeare Company : the complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged). 2001. 1 videodisc (90 min.). The three-man troupe known for fast, funny, physical condensations of serious drama wraps up the Bard's complete oeuvre in 90 hilarious minutes.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6760

Richard II casting a king. 2002. 1 videodisc (33 min.). This series looks at how the choice of actors and the rendering of themes in Shakespeare's drama impact an audience. This program shows how critical casting major roles can be in Richard II. Because casting will determine where an audience's sympathy lies, choosing an actor to play a major role can be a complex procedure, often requiring a specialist with considerable knowledge. Three different renditions of Richard as interpreted by Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Fiona Shaw are shown. Wendy Spon, head of casting at the Royal National Theatre, discusses some of the chief considerations for making these choices.  DVD 1935

Richard II. 2004. 1 videodisc (157 min.). A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.  DVD 3218

Romeo & Juliet. 2005. 1 videodisc (186 min.). Produced by Britain's distinguished Thames Television, this moving interpretation features a sparkling, youthful cast including Ann Hasson and Christopher Neame, authentic sets, and colorful costumes.  DVD 3244

Romeo & Juliet. 2002. 1 videodisc (167 min.). Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives.  DVD 3220

Roméo et Juliette. 2002. 1 videodisc (73 min.). Shakespeare's lovers never looked and sounded so good as in this romantic new film adaptation of Charles Gounod's beloved opera, starring one of classical music's most popular and successful duos, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu. A spectacular medieval castle and its surrounding countryside provide the setting for this timeless tale of warring families and star-crossed lovers. Conductor Anton Guadagno leads the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra through the opera's best--loved arias and duets in this fresh interpretation of Gounod's masterwork. [summary from container.].  MUSIC LIBRARY DVD 101

Romeo & Juliet. 1978. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (167 min.). Shakespeare’s tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives. Streaming video
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Sátántangó. 2008. 4 videodiscs (435 min.). The story revolves around an abandoned agricultural collective, where a handful of lost and lonely characters eke out a living until a charismatic con man arrives to shake things up.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4897

Scotland, PA. 2002. 1 videodisc (104 min.). Fast food and ambition make up a daily special of murder and mystery 70’s style. Based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 2435

Second Year Putting the Pieces Together. 2001. 1 streaming video file (55 min.). Perhaps the toughest part of the course, the second year at the National Theatre Conservatory forces actors to cope with the demands of working on multiple projects. In this program, the eight students, now closer and more at ease with each other, must stage a production of The Merchant of Venice in addition to crafting solo Shakespeare performances. John Barton, founding member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, guides their efforts. The hard-working thespians learn the value of dramaturgical analysis of lines. To supplement their curriculum, they do television analysis and begin to field understudy positions and their first company castings. Streaming video.
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Shakespeare and His Theatre The Globe. 1993. 1 streaming video file (28 min.). A fifth of London's population in the year 1600 were regular playgoers. Examination of the Globe Theatre shows where they stood, how the stage was constructed, and how the special effects so beloved by the audience were achieved, from thunder and lightning to fairies flying through the air and ghosts emerging from the earth. Rehearsals were minimal and there was no producer or director-just the play, the actors, and the audience of two to three thousand, which could be kept under control only by the interest of the play itself. The program points out that Shakespeare himself wrote the plays to be adaptable to different theaters when the company was on tour, and to different audiences. Streaming video.
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Shakespeare and the Globe. 1984. 1 streaming video file (32 min.). This program artfully brings together a treasury of visual resources to retrace Shakespeare's life and work. Included are the landmarks of Elizabethan London associated with his plays; depictions of the structure and operations of the Globe Theatre (including scenes from Laurence Olivier's Henry V); historical sources of the plays in art and architecture surviving today; theatrical traditions that influenced the playwright, like folk festivals and medieval dances; and sites associated with Shakespeare's family and origins. Some of the major dramatic motifs, like the Braggart Warrior, are shown through reenactment of sections of the plays. Produced by Hugh Richmond, University of California-Berkeley; directed by Paul Shepard. Streaming video.
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The Shakespeare Enigma. 2001. 1 streaming video file (52 min.). Long considered the worlds greatest writer, Shakespeare the man all but eludes biographersleading some scholars to doubt they are one and the same. Filmed at salient locations around England, this program explores the four main theories of the Bards true identity. Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust defends Shakespeares authorship. Francis Carr and Mark Rylance, artistic director of The Globe Theatre, argue for Francis Bacon. A. D. Wraight of the Marlowe Society proposes that poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is the real author, while Elizabeth Imlay champions Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. Manuscripts, excerpts, and scenes from the plays are used to support each theory. Streaming video.
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Shakespeare in love. 1998. 1 videodisc (122 min.). When Will Shakespeare needs inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love; not only is she promised to marry someone else, she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 76

Shakespeare on the Silver Screen. 2000. 1 streaming video file (50 min.). Effortlessly making the leap from stage to cinema, the plays of William Shakespeare have enjoyed decades of popularity in theaters on both sides of the Atlantic. This program combines clips from significant movie productions with an eclectic group of interviews to demonstrate the Bard's uncanny ability to fire the modern imagination-especially through the medium of film. Excerpts from Julie Taymor's Titus and Kenneth Branagh's musical Love's Labour's Lost as well as classic footage from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Othello with Laurence Fishburn are included. Streaming video.
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Shakespeare's Globe. 2005. 1 streaming video file (50 min.). An intimate look inside a living time capsule, this program explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, presenting a day in the working life of the unique artistic institution. The video guides viewers through the facility, painstakingly designed and built to resemble the original Elizabethan playhouse, and offers commentary from the actors, artisans, and educators who practice their craft there. Illustrating how the Globe's productions breathe life into the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the program features thrilling performances from Romeo and Juliet, including the balcony scene and the death of Mercutio. Streaming video.
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ShakespeaRe-Told A Midsummer Night's Dream. 2005. 1 streaming video file (86 min.). Theo and Polly host a party in Dream Park to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement to James, but when Xander, Hermia's true love, shows up to dispute the betrothal, it takes magical intervention to set things right. Peter Bowker adapts Shakespeare's unusual romantic comedy where the problems of mortal love are mirrored in interlocking plots between Fairyland and the modern world. Bill Patterson plays Theo, Imelda Staunton is Polly, and the sly Puck is portrayed by Dean Lennox Kelly. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions. A part of the series ShakespeaRe-Told. Streaming video.
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ShakespeaRe-Told Macbeth. 2005. 1 streaming video file (87 min.). Renowned restaurateur Duncan Docherty has built a gastronomic empire, but his sous-chef and maitre d' are cooking up treachery. In this modern retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, screenwriter Peter Moffat sets the action in a 3-star London restaurant with a kitchen full of flashing blades and bloody business. James McAvoy plays Joe Macbeth, revered by his staff and relied on by Duncan-even to groom his son, Malcolm, to take over the operation. Keeley Hawes plays Macbeth's wife, Ella, the charming, scheming hostess. Vincent Regan is Duncan and Richard Armitage is Peter Macduff, the avenging headwaiter. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions. A part of the series ShakespeaRe-Told. Streaming video.
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ShakespeaRe-Told Much Ado about Nothing. 2005. 1 streaming video file (89 min.). Amorous sparks fly alongside barbed repartee in this hip adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy. A modern television news studio provides the setting, transforming Beatrice and Benedick-played by Sarah Parish and Damian Lewis-into bickering co-anchors. Meanwhile, Don, a jealous studio tech, tries to sabotage the budding love affair between Claude the sports guy and Hero the weather girl. Screenplay writer David Nicholls cleverly weaves Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds / Admit impediments.") into the dialogue. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions. A part of the series ShakespeaRe-Told. Streaming video.
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Shakespeare-Told The Taming of the Shrew. 2005. 1 streaming video file (86 min.). Meet Katherine Minola, Member of Parliament and aspiring Prime Minister. When her advisers suggest that she marry, she reacts with the same fury she brings to everything-and everyone. But one man is going to change her outlook: enter Petruchio. Screenwriter Sally Wainwright updates Shakespeare's romantic farce, with Shirley Henderson as the irascible Katherine; Jaime Murray as her supermodel sister, Bianca; and Rufus Sewell as Petruchio, the spendthrift with a heart of gold. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions. A part of the series ShakespeaRe-Told. Streaming video.
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Silent Shakespeare. 1999. 1 videodisc (89 min). In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color.  DVD 193

Sonnet Variations A Performance of Selected Sonnets by Shakespeare. 2000. 1 streaming video file (46 min.). Witty, sensual, and poignant, Shakespeare's sonnets are perhaps the greatest love poems ever written. In this ingenious program, 29 of the Bard's best are delivered in various pastoral settings-as well as at the breakfast table, over the telephone, and even as a standup comedy routine. Divided into Prelude, The Young Friend, The Dark Lady, and Epilogue, the performances include the following sonnets: 1, 3, 12, 15, 18, 20, 29, 33, 34, 35, 57, 60, 73, 87, 90, 94, 97, 116, 126, 129, 130, 135, 138, 143, 144, 146, 147, 153, and 154. An afterword provides comments on the history and enduring relevance of the sonnets. Streaming video.
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The taming of the shrew. 2003. 1 videodisc (127 min.). This comic confrontation between the sexes is one of the most frequently-staged Shakespeare plays. Its sparkling wit and rich characterizations are matched with an outstanding cast.  DVD 3221

The taming of the shrew. 1983. 1 videodisc (115 min.). A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about the courtship of a beautiful but sharp-tempered woman by her persistent suitor.  DVD 3403

The taming of the shrew. 1980. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (127 min.). The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives’ obedience. Streaming video
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Tempest. 2007. 1 videodisc (144 min.). Comedy loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" has a New York City architect who tries to solve his midlife crisis by moving to a Greek island with his teenage daughter.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6840

The tempest. 2003. 1 videodisc (150 min.). This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances.  DVD 3222

The tempest. 2001. 1 videodisc (127 min.). Prospero brings King Alonso, Duke Antonio and court attendants safely ashore. Unbeknown to the rest of the castaways, Ferdinand, the King's son, arrives separately and meets Miranda, Prospero's daughter. The two fall in love. The missing Ferdinand is assumed drowned. Alonso repents of his past deeds, believing Ferdinand's death was punishment for his own wrongdoing. Prospero, convinced that his false brother and the king have reformed, reveals himself as the wronged but the genuine Duke of Milan.  DVD 3246

The tempest. 1979. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (124 min.). Television adaption of Shakespeare’s play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy. Streaming video
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10 things I hate about you. 2010. 1 videodisc (97 min.). Cameron is the new kid in school who becomes smitten with the beautiful Bianca. But Bianca's overprotective and domineering father forbids Bianca to date unless her older sister Kat, an surly and hostile senior, does. In a bid to get Kat a boyfriend, Cameron sets up a plan to have the school stud, Joey Donnar, bribe Patrick Verona, an outcast senior with a rumor-filled past, to take Kat out on dates so he can go to the school's homecoming dance with Bianca. However, neither Patrick or Kat expect their relationship to lead to something so much more.  HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 195

The Thanhouser collection. DVD Volumes 7, 8 & 9. 2007. 3 videodiscs (323 min.). A collection of films from New Rochelle, N.Y. based Thanhouser Film Corporation, these volumes focus mainly on adaptations of classic literature.  DVD 7911

This earth, this realm, this England. 2004. 1 videocassette (52 min.). No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This menu-powered DVD uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance.--Container.  Streaming video
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This Earth, This Realm, This England. 2003. 1 streaming video file (51 min.). Has any single person shaped English more than William Shakespeare? This program uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance. Streaming video.
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Timon of Athens. 2000. 1 videodisc (120 min.). Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope.  DVD 3223

Titus Andronicus. 2001. 1 videodisc (120 min.). William Shakespeare's tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction.  DVD 322

Titus Andronicus. 1985. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (168 min.). William Shakespeare’s tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction. Streaming video
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Titus. 2000. 2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.). Presents the story of a victorious Roman general whose rigid code of honor and duty proves to be his downfall. A shocking journey into the depths of the human heart, a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme.  DVD 197

The tragedy of Richard III. 1982. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (230 min.). Shakespeare’s play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villian who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history. Streaming video
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Troilus & Cressida. 2000. 1 videodisc (190 min.). A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War.  DVD 3225


Twelfth night. 2000. 1 videodisc (124 min.). Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio.  DVD 3226

Twelfth night. 1979. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (129 min.). Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio. Streaming video
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The two gentlemen of Verona. 2001. 1 videodisc (137 min.). Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows, with Julia who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia.  DVD 3227 

A Waste of Shame The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets. 2005. 1 streaming video file (87 min.). In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature-and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery that has endured for centuries. What are the identities of the young manand the dark ladyto whom all but two of the sonnets allude? This moving performance brings to life the gritty reality of Shakespeare's England, bits of the Bard's plays and poems, and the consummate poet and dramatist himself as it exposes these personages unseen but so keenly felt in Shakespeare's sonnets and in his life. Rupert Graves, Tom Sturridge, Indira Varma, Anna Chancellor, and Zoe Wanamaker star. Contains mature themes and explicit language. Some content may be objectionable. Produced by the Open University. Streaming video.
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The weekend of our discontent. Independents series. 2008. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). The story of Marla, a professor of Shakespeare. While attending a conference, she suffers a black-out. Upon returning to class, she learns of the mysterious disappearance of her best student. As she explores the events surrounding his disappearance, she finds herself wrestling with issues regarding her own identity, her professional success, her marriage, her racial identity and fitting into mainstream society.

William Shakespeare. 1995. 1 streaming video file (46 min.). This program tells the story of Shakespeare and his works. Featuring delightful dramatized extracts from some of Shakespeare's best-known plays, the program also includes memorable depictions of life in Elizabethan times. The program also features expert commentary and critical analysis by Stanley Wells, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, and Robert Smallwood, Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The well-regarded Shakespearean actor Brian Blessed also makes a special appearance in this program. Streaming video.
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William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream. 1999. 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.). When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a troop of inept amateur actors, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is an unequalled mixture of merriment and magic--Container.  DVD 196 

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. 2006. 1 videodisc (119 min.). Shakespeare's classic tale of Julius Caesar's assassination at the hands of the Roman senate. The powerful, heroic and flawed emperor Caesar is warned to "Beware the Ides of March," and with these words the legendary betrayal by the Roman senate begins. Those closest to him, including Brutus, Cassius and even his confidant Marc Antony, plot Caesar's downfall and eventual assassination. This epic saga about the controversial leader, whom some call "the greatest general," and his turbulent times is a heart-pounding adventure not to be missed.  DVD 2946 

William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice. 2005. 1 videodisc (131 min.). Shylock has grown wealthy through money-lending, the only profession open to Jewish businessmen of the time, but faces indignity and danger when he ventures beyond the Jewish quarter. In the same city, though in a different world, lives Antonio, a Christian merchant beset by worry over the fate of his trading vessels and his increasing isolation from his young friend Bassanio. The younger man has fallen in love with the beautiful Portia, and seeks to go abroad to win her hand. When Antonio takes a loan from Shylock, a bond is sealed, the risk of which is one pound of Antonio's flesh.  DVD 2767 

The winter's tale. 1999. 1 streaming video file (124 min.). Half a tragedy centered on the mad jealousy of King Leontes and half a romance of young love triumphant and old love restored, The Winter's Tale is arguably one of Shakespeare's most captivating dramas. This highly acclaimed production by The Royal Shakespeare Company was performed at the Barbican Theatre in London. Interviews with key members of both the cast and the RSC production team offer insights into the play and its staging. Streaming video.
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The winter’s tale. 1980. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (174 min.). King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes’s son and when they come to Leontes’ kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all. Streaming video
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Working Shakespeare. 2004. 5 videodiscs. Cicely Berry, voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, leads well-known American and British actors in exercises focusing on the fundamentals of meter and rhythm in Shakespeare's verse.  DVD 2066