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  1. Stage Beauty (2004 Film)

    Director
    Richard Eyre
    Producer
    Robert De Niro; Jane Rosenthal; Hardy Justice
    Subject
    Drama

    Feature film. London in the 1660s, and a declaration from King Charles II (Rupert Everett) legalising female actors puts the girl-boy specialist Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) out of a job. His former dresser...

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  2. Valentin (2002 Film)

    Director
    Juan Luis Iborra
    Producer
    Marc Cases
    Distribution
    No known DVD distributor (9/2007).

    Fiction film. A backstage comedy drama in which an all-male theatre troupe gets together to perform highlights of Othello and other works of Shakespeare. Director Ricardo (Lluís Homar) finds himself...

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  3. Macbeth the Comedy (2001 Film)

    Director
    Allison L. LiCalsi
    Producer
    Patrick Murray
    Distribution
    No distributor or archive copy found (2006).

    Independent feature film offering a gay and lesbian Shakespeare film parody geared to a mainstream audience. Having just led the Scottish forces to victory, all Macbeth wants to do is go home, take a bubble...

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  4. Women and Allegory: Gender and Sculpture in Two Societies (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Contrasts representations of women in Indian and French sculpture. Compares religious images from the ninth-century temples at Khajuraho in India with Dalou’s secular ‘The Triumph of the Republic’,...

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  5. Merchant/Venice (1999 Video)

    aka: Merchant of Venice, The

    Director
    Noel Salzman
    Subject
    Drama

    Independent, experimental video. A re-working of The Merchant of Venice, that includes text from Kathy Acker’s reinterpretation of the play. Makes extensive use of live and pre-recorded video, and employs...

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  6. Shakespeare in Love (1998 Film, Video)

    Director
    John Madden
    Producer
    David Parfitt; Harvey Weinstein; Marc Norman; Edward Zwick; Donna Gigliotti
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    DVD

    Feature film. A comic drama in which William Shakespeare is portrayed as a young writer who is struggling financially and, envious of a rival, meets an aspiring actress who dresses as a boy to work in...

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  7. 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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  8. Behind a Mask: Women’s Writing and Women’s Loves (1996 Video)

    Producer
    Mags Noble
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 49 minutes), £195.00

    Uses evidence from the lives and literature of six women writers - Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Alice Walker - and the commonality and...

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  9. Gender and Drama (1996 Audio)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, Audiocassette. 90 min., 1996 sale: £11.99 (inclusive)

    Includes Harriet Walter reading and discussing an extract from Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘Three Birds Alighting on a Field’ and a full production of Susan Glaspell’s ‘Trifles’. Also interviews...

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  10. Gender and Performance: ‘A Doll’s House’ (1996)

    Director
    Mags Noble
    Producer
    Mags Noble
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £44.99

    A series of self-contained performance exercises, built around two scenes from Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’, primarily centred on the final scene of the play. This scene is presented by the same actors...

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