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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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"Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National [...]
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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All's Well That Ends Well

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"Helena loves the arrogant Bertram, and when she cures the King of France of his sickness, she claims Bertram as her reward. But her new husband, flying from Helena to join the wars, attaches two obstructive conditions to their marriage--conditions he is sure will never be met." -- Container.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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King Lear: Fear and Loathing : A Study : An Approach : A Clearing : No Thing

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An experimental adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear: set at an exotic European resort, Godard assembles a vast array of characters whose bizarre personalities and troubled lives bear an eerie resemblance to the delirium of Shakespeare's classic.
DVD
2009; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Much Ado About Nothing

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With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).
DVD
2009; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Twelfth Night, or, What You Will

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After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
DVD
2005; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of Shakespeare

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An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Silent Shakespeare

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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
2000; 1899
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Tempest

This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. THE TEMPEST is a dramatic romance, weaving fancy and realism into a plot that speaks to audiences today. This timeless stage is set on an enchanted island, where an exiled Duke and two young lovers encounter the occult, finding good and evil in their own natures.
Online
2018; 1980
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Othello

This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. Jealousy in love is one of the most common of human emotions. In OTHELLO, Shakespeare combines this universal theme with perfectly structured scenes, a storyline that lingers in the memory and a prime example of a tragic hero, Othello himself. The result is perhaps his greatest triumph as a stage play. When the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity, audiences around the world have been held spellbound.
Online
2017; 1981
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 1 Time of Revolution [electronic resource]

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The first episode sets Shakespeare's life in the early years of Elizabeth's reign, at the beginning of Elizabeth's Cultural Revolution, with the seesaw politics of England in the twenty years since Henry VIII's split with Rome. The age is marked by the battle of conscience and power, which will lead to religious and class struggle, and eventually to Civil War. Through local documents - and with the help of the modern-day town councilors - we follow William's father's career in a small town, rising to become Alderman and Mayor. Contrary to the myth, Shakespeare came from an upwardly mobile family. Dad makes money, not only as a glover, but by money lending and illegally dealing in wool, as we learn from recently discovered court cases. His eldest son William is one of the privileged f [...]
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 2 the Lost Years [electronic resource]

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Shakespeare's "missing years" have mystified scholars for centuries. In episode two Michael Wood explores conflicting theories of how Shakespeare spent the ten years between his marriage to Anne Hathaway and his emergence as a star writer in London.
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 3 the Duty of Poets [electronic resource]

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In episode three of his historical detective story Michael Wood uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and the disasters in life and love which marked his path to greatness. 1590s England was still split by religious conflict.
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 4 for All Time [electronic resource]

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In episode three of his historical detective story Michael Wood uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and the disasters in life and love which marked his path to greatness. 1590s England was still split by religious conflict.
Online
2005; 2003
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Teaching Shakespeare: New Approaches : From the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Shows a summer institute held at the Folger Shakespeare Library at which scholars, actors, and teachers discuss problems of language in Shakespeare, methods of play directing, Elizabethan society, and Shakespeare's life and his drama.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
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In the Steps of William Shakespeare [electronic resource]: London and Stratford

An aromatic stew of biography and local color, this program will give viewers a sense of the London and Stratford of Shakespeare's time. The section on London visits 18 major sites associated with the Bard and his plays, including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Middle Temple for law students, George Tavern, Southwark Cathedral, and the Globe Theatre site. The section on Stratford conjures up the presence of young Will through a journey around Warwickshire, featuring Shakespeare's birthplace, the baptismal font and tomb at Trinity Church, the King Edward VI Grammar School, Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shottery, Wilmcote, Kenilworth Castle, the Mary Arden Farm, and many other significant locations.
Online
2010; 2004
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Richard II [electronic resource]

Part of the series The Wars of the Roses.
Online
1990
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Henry IV: Part 1 [electronic resource]

Part of the series The Wars of the Roses.
Online
1990
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Henry V [electronic resource]

Part of the series The Wars of the Roses.
Online
1990
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Olivier's as You Like It [electronic resource]

One of Shakespeare's most charming pastoral comedies, chock-a-block with famous lines and songs, was somehow selected by Hollywood as a vehicle for Laurence Olivier and Elisabeth Bergner. The result is a gentle introduction for those who don't know the play, a mixture of the exalted and the inane for those who do, and an inspiration for all students of the theatre, who can see the enormous leaps of conception, execution, style, and insight that Olivier achieved in the seven years between this Orlando and Henry V.
Online
1936
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Henry VI: House of Lancaster [electronic resource]

Part of the series The Wars of the Roses. (The three parts of Henry VI have been adapted to Henry VI, House of Lancaster, and Henry VI, House of York.)
Online
2012