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Ambrose Video Publishing

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Works: 2,842 works in 5,912 publications in 1 language and 132,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  Televised plays  Filmed plays  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Publications about Ambrose Video Publishing
Publications by Ambrose Video Publishing
Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of 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
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( visu )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,890 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
The tempest by William Shakespeare( visu )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,838 libraries worldwide
This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,800 libraries worldwide
In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Sotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power
As you like it by William Shakespeare( visu )
36 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,781 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy (a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France) about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,768 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
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,730 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 merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy 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
Slavery and the making of America ( visu )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
Uses dramatic re-enactments to document the history of slavery in the United States and to examine the impact of slavery on the development of the North and South
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( visu )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,502 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Lear is an aging King who wants to retire by abdicating to his three daughters. However, in an act of petty ego stroking, he asks them who among them loves him most. While two daughters eagerly toady to him, his one loving daughter, Cordelia, refuses play along with this foolish charade. In a rage, Lear exiles her along with his one loyal aide who dares to stick up for her. This foolish move works to Lear's sorrow as his two remaining daughters cruelly and gradually strip him of his status and possessions until he is rendered an insane hermit attended only by his fool. All the while, the illegitimate son of another lord is plotting his own ambitions while contributing to this tragic tale of ego and familial cruelty
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( visu )
24 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Animated adaptation of Shakespeare's tragicomedy about rage, remorse and forgiveness. Presented in puppet theater, this story tells how a king's temper results in the death of his wife and son and banishment of his infant daughter
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( visu )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,364 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
The tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, who usurps the crown from King Edward IV
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( visu )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( visu )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( visu )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
 
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