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Title Playing Shakespeare [videorecording] / written by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell ; LWT

Publ Info Silver Spring, Md. : Athena, [2009]
Distributed by Acorn Media
Edition Standard format (1.33:first)
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Common Titl Playing Shakespeare (Television program). Selections
Descript 4 videodiscs (approximately 456 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Note Collective title, episode titles & disc numeration from disc menus
Originally produced as 9 episodes of the television program Playing Shakespeare in 1982
Special features (disc 1): actor biographies & RSC stage credits (for Aschcroft, Dench, Howard, Kingsley, McKellen, Stewart, Suchet)
Viewer's guide includes highlights from each episode, questions to consider for each episode, a bibliography, a history of the RSC, and a glossary
Contents disc 1 (ca. 148 min.). The two traditions -- Using the verse -- Language and character -- disc 2 (ca. 102 min.). Exploring a character -- Set speeches and soliloquies -- disc 3 (ca. 102 min.). Irony and ambiguity -- Passion and coolness -- disc 4 (ca. 104 min.). Rehearsing the text -- Poetry and hidden poetry
Note Cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music by Guy Woolfenden
DVD; Dolby digital
In English
Subtitled for the deaf and hearing-impaired
Presented by John Barton ; actors: Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Church, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian McKellen, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Roger Rees, Norman Rodway, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams
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
LC subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production
Instructional television programs. lcgft
Documentary television programs. lcgft
Nonfiction television programs. lcgft
Television programs for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Barton, John, 1928-
Carlaw, John
Snell, Andrew
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991
Church, Tony
Cusack, Sinéad
Dench, Judi, 1934-
Fleetwood, Susan, 1944-1995
Gwilym, Mike
Hancock, Sheila, 1933-
Harrow, Lisa
Howard, Alan, 1937-
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Lapotaire, Jane
Leigh-Hunt, Barbara
McKellen, Ian
Pasco, Richard
Pennington, Michael, 1943-
Rees, Roger, 1944-
Rodway, Norman, 1929-2001
Sinden, Donald
Stewart, Patrick, 1940-
Suchet, David
Williams, Michael, 1935-2001
Woolfenden, Guy
London Weekend Television (Firm)
Athena (Firm)
Acorn Media (Firm)
Royal Shakespeare Company
ISBN 9781598282214
ISBN/ISSN 054961822195
Music # AMP-8221