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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 2,858 works in 5,861 publications in 1 language and 129,332 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  Televised plays  Filmed plays  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997,
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play entitled Romeo & Juliet
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy (a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France) about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Deals with the fundamental problems: justice, guilt, madness, death, and the difficulty of understanding oneself and others
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all
The tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, who usurps the crown from King Edward IV
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intending to divide his realm among his three daughters, the dictatorial Lear commands each give a testimony of her love. But after the gushing of malevolent Goneril and Regan, loyal Cordelia states: "I love your majesty according to my bond; nor more nor less." She is banished, and Lear's descent into madness begins
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play portraying the varieties of love at an aristocratic country house
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about a proud Roman general who conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
 
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