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Playing Shakespeare

Author: John BartonJohn CarlawAndrew SnellMelvyn BraggNicholas EvansAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, Md. : Athena : Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2009.
Series: Playing Shakespeare (Athena)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Instructional television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Films for the hearing impaired
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton; John Carlaw; Andrew Snell; Melvyn Bragg; Nicholas Evans; Peggy Ashcroft; Tony Church; Sinéad Cusack; Judi Dench; Susan Fleetwood; Mike Gwilym; Sheila Hancock; Lisa Harrow; Alan Howard; Ben Kingsley; Jane Lapotaire; Barbara Leigh-Hunt; Ian McKellen; Richard Pasco; Michael Pennington; Roger Rees; Norman Rodway; Donald Sinden; Patrick Stewart; David Suchet; Michael Williams; Guy Woolfenden; Royal Shakespeare Company.; London Weekend Television (Firm); ITV Global Entertainment.; Athena (Firm); Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 9781598282214 1598282212
OCLC Number: 369276043
Language Note: In English, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container. Episode titles & disc numeration from disc menus.
Originally produced as 9 episodes of the television program Playing Shakespeare in 1982.
Special features (disc 1): actor biographies & RSC stage credits (for Aschcroft, Dench, Howard, Kingsley, McKellen, Stewart, Suchet). Viewer's guide includes highlights from each episode, questions to consider for each episode, a bibliography, a history of the RSC, and a glossary.
Credits: Cameramen, Lisle Middleditch, Mike Paterson ; videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music by Guy Woolfenden.
Performer(s): Presented by John Barton ; Royal Shakespeare Company: Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Church, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian McKellen, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Roger Rees, Norman Rodway, Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 456 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
Details: DVD format ; Dolby digital.
Contents: Volume 1. Episode 1, The two traditions ; Episode 2, Using the verse ; Episode 3, Language and character (ca. 148 min.) --
Volume 2. Episode 4, Exploring a character ; Episode 5, Set speeches and soliloquies (ca. 102 min.) --
Volume 3. Episode 6, Irony and ambiguity ; Episode 7, Passion and coolness (ca. 102 min.). --
Volume 4. Episode 8, Rehearsing the text ; Episode 9, Poetry and hidden poetry (ca. 102 min.).
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare (Athena)
Responsibility: written and presented by John Barton ; directed by John Carlaw ; produced by Andrew Snell ; executive producers, Melvyn Bragg and Nick Evans ; [LWT ; ITV Global Entertainment].
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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.

"How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar® winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)." -- Publisher's website.

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