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Korolʹ Lir =: King Lear

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A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king prematurely divides his kingdom among his daughters in the vain hope that they will care for him in his old age.
DVD
2007; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
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She Wolves: England's Early Queens

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Hosted and based on the book by Dr. Helen Castor, an accomplished and elegant historian, and filmed on location in England and France, this captivating BBC series explores the lives of seven English queens who challenged male power, the fierce and fiery reactions they provoked, and whether, in fact, much has changed.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Madness of Henry VIII

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Drawing on present day experts and historical records, this program catapults viewers back to the tumult and high drama of the Tudor period to depict an astounding story of sexual intrigue and royal politicking.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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King Lear

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When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?
DVD
2005; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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French & Saunders at the Movies

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Ab Fab creators Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders star in this highlights program of the best skits and spoofs from their fourth season. Includes send-ups of Alien, Misery, Silence of the lambs, stuffy costume dramas, and of course the royals.
DVD
2002; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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King Lear

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An abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position.
BookDVD
2010; 1953
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Lion in Winter

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In the winter of 1183, a royal family prepares for a joyous Christmas holiday reunion of scheming, conniving and deceit. King Henry II summons his cunning prison-bound wife to his side as he prepares to announce the succession of the throne to one of his double-crossing three sons, none of whom are qualified to rule the monarchy.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Victoria & Albert: Volume I [and] II

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"The world remembers Queen Victoria as a staid and stately dowager in black, but Victoria and Albert shows the other side of the monarch who gave her name to an era-- the emotional young queen whose reign was shaped by her passionate love for her German-born husband, Prince Albert."--Container.
DVD
2001