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1.

As You Like It

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Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play. This is a comedy about all kinds of love and the roles society sometimes forces us to play. Featuring some of Britain's most distinguished theatrical talent.
VHS
1990; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy about the soldier Coriolanus--aggressive, unreflective, tactless and anti-social, who was destroyed by his convictions.
VHS
1990; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Cymbeline

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A dramatization of Shakespeare's play Cymbeline.
VHS
1992; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth: With the Life and Death of Henry Surnamed Hotspur

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, part 1 in which, against the background of civil war, Prince Hal, heir to the throne, appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff.
VHS
1987; 1979
Ivy (By Request)
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The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth: Containing His Death--and the Coronation of King Henry the Fift [Sic]

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A presentation of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, part 2.
VHS
1987; 1979
Ivy (By Request)
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Julius Caesar

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Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play.
VHS
1990; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Love's Labour's Lost

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Presents a dramatization of Love's labour's lost, a satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry.
VHS
1990; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows.
VHS
1987; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Much Ado About Nothing

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play of a romantic comedy of love involving an innocent heroine who is denounced for unchastity by her intended bridegroom.
VHS
1990; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Midsummer Night's Dream

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Presents William Shakespeare's comedy about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen-actors.
VHS
1992; 1981
Ivy (By Request)
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Richard II

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A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The story, which first appeared in medieval literature, is that of the Prince of Tyre, who 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.
VHS
1990; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
13.

The Taming of the Shrew

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Presents Shakespeare's play about the "shrew," Katharina, who is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband, and 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.
VHS
1987; 1980
Ivy (By Request)
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The Tempest

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This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances.
VHS
1990; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Timon of Athens

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Presents Shakespeare's play about a noble Athenian who finds himself in financial difficulties and discovers that the friends who used to fawn on him now refuse to help him. Cursing mankind, Timon leaves Athens and settles in a cave where he finds buried treasure. He meets Alcibiades, a banished general, and finances an expedition against Athens. Alcibiades negotiates peace, but Timon dies alone in his cave.
VHS
1987; 1981
Ivy (By Request)
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Twelfth Night

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play portraying the varieties of love at an aristocratic country house.
VHS
1990; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's Two gentlemen of Verona, in which two good friends find themselves in love with Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to another.
VHS
1990; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight [I.E. Eighth]

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A production of Shakespeare's play about intrigue and betrayal in the court of Henry VIII.
VHS
1990; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Winter's Tale

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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.
VHS
1987; 1980
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Measure for Measure

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Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all.
VHS
1987; 1978
Ivy (By Request)