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  1. Ophelia (2019 Film)

    Director
    Claire McCarthy
    Producer
    Daniel Bobker; Sarah Curtis; Paul Hanson; Ehren Kruger
    Subject
    Film studies; Shakespeare

    Based on Lisa Klein’s novel of the same name, Daisy Ridley takes the title role in a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet through the eyes of the ill-fated heroine, Ophelia.

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  2. Shakespeare Film Series Returns the Old Globe (2017)

    Subject
    Film & television production; Film studies; Shakespeare

    Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director of The Old Globe, discusses the theatre’s film series featuring the work of four filmmakers: Julie Taymor, Peter Brook, Al Pacino and Baz Luhrmann.

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  3. David Starkey’s Music & Monarchy (2017)

    Subject
    History; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 135 minutes), £7.99

    Presented by renowned historian David Starkey, this BBC series reveals how British kings and queens shaped the story of the nation’s music as patrons and taste makers, and even as composers and performers....

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  4. Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings (2012)

    Subject
    English language and literature; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 177 minutes), £15.00

    A three-part television series in which art historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of the Medieval monarchy as revealed through illuminated manuscripts from the British Library’s Royal Manuscripts...

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  5. Shakespeare: The King’s Man (2012 Video)

    Director
    Steven Clarke
    Producer
    Steven Clarke
    Subject
    Drama; History

    American scholar James Shapiro examines the plays Shakespeare wrote during the turbulent reign of Elizabeth’s successor, King James I. One of the new king’s first official acts was to name Shakespeare a...

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  6. The King’s Speech (2010 Film)

    Director
    Tom Hooper
    Producer
    Iain Canning; Emile Sherman; Gareth Unwin
    Subject
    Drama

    Feature film. The story of how speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush) worked with Albert, Duke of York, later George VI (Firth) to modify his stammer and give him confidence in public speaking. The film...

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  7. David Starkey’s Monarchy - The Windsors (2009)

    Subject
    History

    Dr David Starkey concludes his epic story of the British monarchy with a special programme on the history of the House of Windsor. Far from being stuck in the past, the story of the monarchy in the 20th...

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  8. David Starkey - Monarchy Series 1 (2007)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 219 minutes), £19.99

    The first series of Dr David Starkey’s programmes examining the British monarchy and its relationship with its subjects over the centuries. He begins in the Dark Ages with Alfred the Great and goes up to...

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  9. David Starkey - Monarchy Series 2 (2006)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 240 minutes), £19.99

    Monarchy The Complete Second Series DVD focuses essentially on the Tudors and Stuarts, encompassing how Henry VII rescued England from the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, and his solution to the political...

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  10. David Starkey - Monarchy Series 3 (2006)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 300 minutes), £19.99

    David Starkey’s third series examining the relationship of the English Monarchy with the people, laws, and land throughout history. Programme 1. THE RETURN OF THE KING. Starting in 1660 with the return...

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