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Playing Shakespeare [videorecording] /
written by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell ; LWT.
edition
Standard format (1.33:1).
imprint
Silver Spring, MD : Athena ; Distributed by Acorn Media, c2009.
description
4 videodiscs (ca. 456 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
ISBN
1598282212, 9781598282214
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Silver Spring, MD : Athena ; Distributed by Acorn Media, c2009.
isbn
1598282212
9781598282214
standard identifier
054961822195
publisher #
AMP-8221
contents note
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.
general 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.
performer
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.
abstract
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.
language note
In English.
Subtitled for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
catalogue key
6915353
technical details
DVD; Dolby digital.

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