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Sonnet variations : a performance of selected sonnets by Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare; James Schiffer; Hampden-Sydney College.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-nine of Shakespeare's sonnets are delivered in various pastoral settings, at the breakfast table, over the telephone and as a standup comedy routine. The performances include sonnets 1, 3, 12, 15, 18, 20, 29, 33, 34, 35, 57, 60, 73, 87, 90, 94, 97, 116, 126, 129, 130, 135, 138, 143, 144, 146, 147, 153 and 154. An afterword provides comments on the history and relevance of the sonnets.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; James Schiffer; Hampden-Sydney College.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 45803349
Notes: FFH 10927.
Credits: Director, James Schiffer; artistic contributor Shirley Kagan; photography Dylan Kidd; editor Alfred Viola; sound records & gaffer Jeff McGall.
Cast: Douglas L. Banks, Matthew R. Dubroff, Travis Hardy, Shirley Kagan, James Kidd, Joan E. McRae, Peter Mitias.
Description: 1 videocassette (46 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Hampden-Sydney College presents ; conceived and directed by James Schiffer.

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Twenty-nine of Shakespeare's sonnets are delivered in various pastoral settings, at the breakfast table, over the telephone and as a standup comedy routine. The performances include sonnets 1, 3, 12, 15, 18, 20, 29, 33, 34, 35, 57, 60, 73, 87, 90, 94, 97, 116, 126, 129, 130, 135, 138, 143, 144, 146, 147, 153 and 154. An afterword provides comments on the history and relevance of the sonnets.

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Sonnet Variations: A Performance of Selected Sonnets by Shakespeare

(EMRO user published 2014-03-04 ) Very Good Permalink
This collection of readings of twenty-nine of Shakespeare’s sonnets offers a fine selection of some of the best known of Shakespeare’s sonnets in varied performance settings, ranging from lovely pastoral locales to a bedroom. The innovative settings work well for some (e.g., <I>Sonnet 130</I>...
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