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Irony and ambiguity

Author: John Barton; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Arts International.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1990, ©1988.
Series: Playing Shakespeare, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Arts International.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
OCLC Number: 21141152
Notes: Made in Great Britain.
Intended audience: Junior high school through college students and adults.
"FFH 757."
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Credits: Senior cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson: graphic design, Tony Oldfield; music, Guy Woolfenden.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington, Mike Gwilym, Richard Pasco, Tony Church, Norman Rodway.
Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare, v. 7.
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities presentation ; an Arts International-London Weekend Television production ; producers, Melvyn Bragg, Nick Evans ; director, John Carlaw.

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Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking.

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