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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]

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]

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
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Host
Producer
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
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
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]
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 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • and
  • Michael Williams ;
  • Episode 9,
  • Poetry and hidden poetry /
  • with
  • Peggy Ashcroft,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • and
  • David Suchet (ca. 102 min.)
  • and
  • David Suchet ;
  • Episode 2,
  • Using the verse /
  • with
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Volume 1.
  • Alan Howard,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • David Suchet,
  • and
  • Michael Williams ;
  • Episode 3,
  • Language and character /
  • with
  • Episode 1,
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Roger Rees,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • David Suchet,
  • and
  • Michael Williams
  • The two traditions /
  • (ca. 148 min.)
  • Volume 2.
  • Episode 4,
  • Exploring a character /
  • with
  • Patrick Stewart
  • and
  • David Suchet ;
  • Episode 5,
  • Set speeches and soliloquies /
  • with
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Judi Dench,
  • Susan Fleetwood,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • and
  • David Suchet
  • (ca. 102 min.)
  • Volume 3.
  • Episode 6,
  • Irony and ambiguity /
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Richard Pasco,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • and
  • Norman Rodway ;
  • Episode 7,
  • Passion and coolness /
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Susan Fleetwood,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • Alan Howard,
  • and
  • Patrick Stewart
  • (ca. 102 min.).
  • Volume 4.
  • Episode 8,
  • Rehearsing the text /
  • with
  • Judi Dench,
  • Richard Pasco,
  • Norman Rodway,
Control code
ocn369276043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 456 min.)
Isbn
9781598282214
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961822195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AMP-8221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o369276043
  • (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]
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 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • and
  • Michael Williams ;
  • Episode 9,
  • Poetry and hidden poetry /
  • with
  • Peggy Ashcroft,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • and
  • David Suchet (ca. 102 min.)
  • and
  • David Suchet ;
  • Episode 2,
  • Using the verse /
  • with
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Volume 1.
  • Alan Howard,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Ian McKellan,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • David Suchet,
  • and
  • Michael Williams ;
  • Episode 3,
  • Language and character /
  • with
  • Episode 1,
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Roger Rees,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • David Suchet,
  • and
  • Michael Williams
  • The two traditions /
  • (ca. 148 min.)
  • Volume 2.
  • Episode 4,
  • Exploring a character /
  • with
  • Patrick Stewart
  • and
  • David Suchet ;
  • Episode 5,
  • Set speeches and soliloquies /
  • with
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Sinéad Cusack,
  • Judi Dench,
  • Susan Fleetwood,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • Patrick Stewart,
  • and
  • David Suchet
  • (ca. 102 min.)
  • Volume 3.
  • Episode 6,
  • Irony and ambiguity /
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Alan Howard,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Jane Lapotaire,
  • Richard Pasco,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • and
  • Norman Rodway ;
  • Episode 7,
  • Passion and coolness /
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • with
  • Tony Church,
  • Susan Fleetwood,
  • Mike Gwilym,
  • Sheila Hancock,
  • Lisa Harrow,
  • Ben Kingsley,
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt,
  • Michael Pennington,
  • Donald Sinden,
  • Alan Howard,
  • and
  • Patrick Stewart
  • (ca. 102 min.).
  • Volume 4.
  • Episode 8,
  • Rehearsing the text /
  • with
  • Judi Dench,
  • Richard Pasco,
  • Norman Rodway,
Control code
ocn369276043
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 456 min.)
Isbn
9781598282214
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961822195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AMP-8221
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o369276043
  • (OCoLC)369276043
System details
DVD format ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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