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The Resource Playing Shakespeare, written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment], (videorecording)

Playing Shakespeare, written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment], (videorecording)

Label
Playing Shakespeare
Title
Playing Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar® winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)." -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
UUM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music by Guy Woolfenden
Dewey number
  • 822.3/3
  • 822.3
Language note
In English, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PR3091
LC item number
.P58 2009
PerformerNote
Presented by John Barton ; Royal Shakespeare Company: 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-
  • 1939-
  • 1950-
  • 1907-1991
  • 1934-
  • 1944-1995
  • 1933-
  • 1937-2015
  • 1943-
  • 1943-
  • 1944-2015
  • 1929-2001
  • 1940-
  • 1935-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barton, John
  • Carlaw, John
  • Snell, Andrew
  • Bragg, Melvyn
  • Evans, Nicholas
  • Ashcroft, Peggy
  • Church, Tony
  • Cusack, Sinéad
  • Dench, Judi
  • Fleetwood, Susan
  • Gwilym, Mike
  • Hancock, Sheila
  • Harrow, Lisa
  • Howard, Alan
  • Kingsley, Ben
  • Lapotaire, Jane
  • Leigh-Hunt, Barbara
  • McKellen, Ian
  • Pasco, Richard
  • Pennington, Michael
  • Rees, Roger
  • Rodway, Norman
  • Sinden, Donald
  • Stewart, Patrick
  • Suchet, David
  • Williams, Michael
  • Woolfenden, Guy
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • London Weekend Television (Firm)
  • ITV Global Entertainment
  • Athena (Firm)
  • Acorn Media (Firm)
Runtime
456
Series statement
Playing Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shakespeare, William
Technique
live action
Label
Playing Shakespeare, written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment], (videorecording)
Link
http://www.athenalearning.com/programs/playing-shakespeare/description-and-videos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container. 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
Accompanying material
1 viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Volume 2.
  • Episode 4,
  • Exploring a character ;
  • Episode 5,
  • Set speeches and soliloquies
  • (ca. 102 min.)
  • Volume 3.
  • Episode 6,
  • Irony and ambiguity ;
  • Episode 7,
  • Volume 1.
  • Passion and coolness
  • (ca. 102 min.).
  • Volume 4.
  • Episode 8,
  • Rehearsing the text ;
  • Episode 9,
  • Poetry and hidden poetry (ca. 102 min.)
  • Episode 1,
  • The two traditions ;
  • Episode 2,
  • Using the verse ;
  • Episode 3,
  • Language and character
  • (ca. 148 min.)
Control code
ocn369276043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 456 min.)
Isbn
9781598282214
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961822195
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMP-8221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1399990
  • (OCoLC)369276043
System details
DVD format ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Playing Shakespeare, written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment], (videorecording)
Link
http://www.athenalearning.com/programs/playing-shakespeare/description-and-videos
Publication
Note
  • Title from container. 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
Accompanying material
1 viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Volume 2.
  • Episode 4,
  • Exploring a character ;
  • Episode 5,
  • Set speeches and soliloquies
  • (ca. 102 min.)
  • Volume 3.
  • Episode 6,
  • Irony and ambiguity ;
  • Episode 7,
  • Volume 1.
  • Passion and coolness
  • (ca. 102 min.).
  • Volume 4.
  • Episode 8,
  • Rehearsing the text ;
  • Episode 9,
  • Poetry and hidden poetry (ca. 102 min.)
  • Episode 1,
  • The two traditions ;
  • Episode 2,
  • Using the verse ;
  • Episode 3,
  • Language and character
  • (ca. 148 min.)
Control code
ocn369276043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 456 min.)
Isbn
9781598282214
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961822195
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMP-8221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1399990
  • (OCoLC)369276043
System details
DVD format ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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