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Royal Shakespeare Company

Works: 785 works in 1,828 publications in 3 languages and 50,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Television programs  Poetry  Television plays 
Roles: Performer, Originator, Producer, Other, Artist, Editor, Actor
Classifications: PR3317, 822.33
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In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,361 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 2008, the UK's eminent Royal Shakespeare Company brought Hamlet - Shakespeare's most famous and perhaps most influential play - back to the stage, spoken in verse but with contemporary dress and David Tennant in the eponymous role. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted either the level of interest of the near-unanimously positive reviews. Tennant's interpretation was recognised as defining the role for a generation and Patrick Stewart - playing Claudius - as a performance of great depth and complexity. In this specially-shot screen version of the stage play (filmed on location rather than in the theatre), Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it brings Shakespeare's greatest play to a far wider audience than ever before."--Container
Players of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performance by Philip Brockbank( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,078 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
The rover, or, The banished cavaliers by Aphra Behn( )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--Jacket
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 909 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 872 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Driven by his ambitious wife, Macbeth plots to take over the Scottish throne
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 728 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
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 715 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 709 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
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 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Midsummer night's dream by Peter Hall( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 585 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
Othello by Trevor Nunn( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 548 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 501 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 pronunciation of Shakespeare's English
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clutching ever-present rosary beads, shifting uncomfortably within the hairshirt he wears as continual penance--and always eyeing the women as they pass--Tartuffe, Moliére's master of unctuous evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy. Posing as a holy man, the wily Tartuffe entrances Orgon, a credulous well-to-do merchant, bent on bestowing his worldly goods, social position, and nubile daughter on the perfidious fraud. Tartuffe delights in accepting it all--and also arranges a little depraved dalliance with Orgon's young wife, Elmire
Players of Shakespeare 3 : further essays in Shakespearian performance by Russell Jackson( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Shakespeare Memorial Company

Royal Shakespeare company (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare Memorial Trust Theatre Company
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