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Royal Shakespeare Company

Overview
Works: 966 works in 2,092 publications in 3 languages and 53,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Televised plays  Made-for-TV movies  Nonfiction television programs  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Televised performances 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Originator, Other, Artist, Editor, Actor, Publisher
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge, they uncover a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
Players of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performance by Philip Brockbank( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy entitled Macbeth
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes
Players of Shakespeare 2 : further essays in Shakespearean performance by Royal Shakespeare Company( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Othello by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Price presents the special stage-to-screen studio production of the Royal Shakespeare Company's presentation of Othello by William Shakespeare, directed by Trevor Nunn
Midsummer night's dream by Royal Shakespeare Company( Visual )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
Exploring a character by John Barton( Visual )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under John Barton's direction, two members of the Royal Shakespeare Company explore Shakespeare's character Shylock to demonstrate how shakespeare develops a character and the multiplicity of ways in which his characters can be understood. Given the same text from The merchant of Venice and the same direction, the different readings of the part demonstrate the infinite variety of Shakespeare's work
Rehearsing the text( Visual )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating on a scene from the Twelfth Night, presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and reading of the lines in search of Shakespeare's clues to character, language, and staging. Barton and the actors demonstrate how verse itself is a clue to the meaning
The Royal Shakespeare Company : a history of ten decades by Sally Beauman( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Royal Shakespeare Company British theatre company

Royal Shakespeare company (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)

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