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  1. Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2002 Video)

    aka: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    Director
    Paul Kafno
    Producer
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 90 minutes), £12.99

    A special video performance of the theatrical hit that playfully spoofs Shakespeare. The three actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Company draw on their classical (and clown school) training to squeeze all 37...

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  2. Twelfth Night (1988) (1988 Television)

    Director
    Paul Kafno
    Producer
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 155 minutes), £12.99

    The Renaissance Theatre Company production of Twelfth Night first staged at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and directed for the stage by Kenneth Branagh. A wintry studio setting determines the tone for...

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  3. Dinner at Baron d’Holbachs (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Robert Philip
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    A dramatisation of a dinner party at the Baron d’Holbach’s house in Paris in 1770. The guests are Frederick the Great of Prussia, Diderot, Voltaire and Rousseau. The action takes place in the dining room...

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  4. From Coal to Colour (1984 Video)

    Producer
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Looks at coke-making and the early history of gas lighting, and includes material on a surviving gas works at Newton Stewart in Scotland. Animation shows how coal tar collects as a by-product. Discusses...

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  5. Ubu Roi (Television)

    aka: King Ubu

    Director
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Drama

    The play by Alfred Jarry. Pere Ubu is an oafish, barely ranking civil servant persuaded by his shrewish wife to kill the King of Poland and usurp the throne. Ubu is unfit to rule anything, so his eventual...

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  6. Macbeth (Television)

    Director
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Drama

    An abridged version of the play transmitted as part of the A307 Drama course with Corin Redgrave as Macbeth.

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  7. Magic in the Web of Art (Television)

    Producer
    Paul Kafno
    Subject
    Drama

    The programme, presented by Joe Barber, considers the importance of magical experience in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It looks at a gnostic mass performed by a group in New York City and compares the role...

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