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Author: John Barton; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Arts International.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1984, ©1983.
Series: Playing Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of blank verse. In the course of trying out different stresses, the actors discover how Shakespeare uses antithesis, short lines, end-stopped lines, and pauses in the middle of a line, and why Shakespeare's lines sometimes mis-scan. Also includes examples from the Miracle plays and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Barton; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Arts International.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.
OCLC Number: 11299208
Notes: Title from data sheet.
Made in Great Britain.
Intended audience: Junior high school through college students and adults.
Issued as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in.
Credits: Videotape editor, Graham Roberts ; music, Guy Woolfenden.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellen, Alan Howard, Sinead Cusack, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Jane Lapotaire, Frank Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color + 1 teacher's guide.
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare.
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities ; an Arts International-London Weekend Television production ; producers, Melvyn Bragg, Nick Evans ; director, John Carlaw.

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Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of blank verse. In the course of trying out different stresses, the actors discover how Shakespeare uses antithesis, short lines, end-stopped lines, and pauses in the middle of a line, and why Shakespeare's lines sometimes mis-scan. Also includes examples from the Miracle plays and other writings to demonstrate the alternatives to iambic pentameter.

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