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Playing Shakespeare. / Irony and ambiguity

Author: John BartonJohn CarlawAndrew SnellTony ChurchMike GwilymAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©1982.
Series: Playing Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material   Book : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes Shakespearean texts with the actors, demonstrating how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking.
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Genre/Form: Instructional television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton; John Carlaw; Andrew Snell; Tony Church; Mike Gwilym; Alan Howard; Ben Kingsley; Jane Lapotaire; Richard Pasco; Michael Pennington; Norman Rodway; David Suchet; Guy Woolfenden; London Weekend Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
OCLC Number: 11960053
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Episode title from container.
Originally produced as an episode of the television program Playing Shakespeare in 1982.
Credits: Senior cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music, Guy Woolfenden.
Performer(s): Presented by John Barton ; actors: Tony Church, Mike Gwilym, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Norman Rodway, David Suchet.
Description: 1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 script.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare.
Other Titles: Playing Shakespeare (Television program).
Irony and ambiguity
Responsibility: written by John Barton ; director, John Carlaw ; producer, Andrew Snell ; LWT.

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

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