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Time-Life Television

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Works: 495 works in 2,295 publications in 1 language and 73,957 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  Television programs  Film and video adaptations  History  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PR3093, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Time-Life Television
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
58 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,050 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
The tempest by William Shakespeare( visu )
44 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( visu )
44 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,866 libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
51 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
52 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,814 libraries worldwide
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( visu )
38 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience. Dr. Miller's production portrays Petruchio as an early Puritan, to reflect his view that the play is about the need to set up a sober household
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
55 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,772 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
53 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,744 libraries worldwide
Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
47 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,663 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play entitled The merchant of Venice
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( visu )
50 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( visu )
41 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( visu )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( visu )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( visu )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( visu )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( visu )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( visu )
46 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Angelo revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. Angelo's corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( visu )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
The King of Navarre and three of his lords vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. But when the Princess of France arrives with her three ladies, the men break their vow and fall in love with them
 
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Time-Life Films. Time-Life Television
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