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  1. Taming of the Shrew, The (2007 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Drama

    Combined book and audio CD. Includes performances by John Cleese as Petruchio (BBC Television Shakespeare series), Peter O’Toole as Petruchio (Living Shakespeare series), Roger Allam and Frances Barber...

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  2. Project Huxley (2005 Film)

    Director
    Simon A. Brown
    Producer
    Rowan Athale
    Distribution
    No archive copy or distributor found (4/2007).

    Independent short film. A dark comedy about a monkey, Huxley, who aspires to be a great Shakespearean actor. However, he is imprisoned in a research laboratory, forced to take part in a ‘monkey typing...

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  3. Method to Madness (2002 Film)

    Subject
    Drama

    Documentary. Actors who have played Hamlet, or appeared in productions of the play, speak about the role they have inhabited. Contributors include Simon Russell Beale, Philip Franks, Anton Lesser, Adrian...

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  4. Shakespeare at the Movies (2001 Audio)

    Subject
    Music

    Music from filmed Shakespeare plays performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by Paul Bateman, Nic Raine and Kenneth Alwyn. Also included are well known dialogue...

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  5. Midsummer Night’s Dream / Richard II / Twelfth Night (2000 Video)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (DVD-R, 93 minutes), £45.99 (CM)

    Four programmes relating to course AA306: Band 1) Staging Dreams: explores how magic can be represented in the modern theatre. Features extracts from several productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Band...

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  6. Shakespeare Conspiracy, The (2000 Video)

    Director
    Michael Peer
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £17.99

    An investigation into the enduring scholarly debate on the authorship of the works long attributed to William Shakespeare. Drawing on original 16th century documents and the Oxford Bible, the film makes...

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  7. Aeneid, The (1999 Audio)

    Producer
    Viv Beeby; Jeremy Howe
    Subject
    Classical studies
    Distribution
    Sale, 2 audiocassettes. 120 min., 2000 sale: £9.99 (inclusive)

    A dramatisation of Virgil’s epic poem ‘The Aeneid’, translated by Cecil Day-Lewis and adapted by Tom Holland. Tells the story of the legendary origin of the Roman Empire through the experiences of the...

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  8. Richard II; Casting a King (1998 Video)

    Subject
    Drama

    Educational videotape. Casting often determines where an audience’s sympathy lies; choosing an actor to play a major role like Richard II or Bolingbroke can be a complex procedure, often requiring a...

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  9. Hamlet (1996) (1996 Film)

    Director
    Kenneth Branagh
    Producer
    David Barron
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 232 minutes), £5.99

    A film adaptation of Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh in the title role. Set in the 19th century with many stars giving cameo performances in minor roles. The film was shot on 65mm and released in 70mm.

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  10. Looking for Richard (1996 Film, Video)

    Director
    Michael Hadge; Al Pacino
    Producer
    Al Pacino
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Documentary. Al Pacino, while in the process of staging a production of Richard III, explores in the film how the play took shape and tries to understand Shakespeare’s intention for it. He canvasses the...

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