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Playing Shakespeare. The two traditions

Author: John BartonJohn CarlawAndrew SnellMike GwilymSheila HancockAll 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
Summary:
John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language, meter, and verse. Barton and the actors address and analyze the question of how to understand Shakespeare's texts, citing examples of his plays, and, for contrast, the writings of other British authors of the period.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Instructional 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; Mike Gwilym; Sheila Hancock; Lisa Harrow; Alan Howard; Ben Kingsley; Ian McKellen; David Suchet; Guy Woolfenden; London Weekend Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
OCLC Number: 11979779
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Episode title from container.
Originally produced as an episode of the television program Playing Shakespeare in 1982.
Credits: Cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music, Guy Woolfenden.
Performer(s): Presented by John Barton ; actors: Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellen, David Suchet.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 script.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare.
Other Titles: Playing Shakespeare (Television program).
Two traditions
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 language, meter, and verse. Barton and the actors address and analyze the question of how to understand Shakespeare's texts, citing examples of his plays, and, for contrast, the writings of other British authors of the period.

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