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Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare and with the songs of George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, Desmond Carter, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Field, Otto Harbach. Kenneth Branagh (Director)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 L488 2007
Stephen Sondheim's musical based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night where mismatched couples in a delightful bedroom farce are all invited to a country estate where their lives (and loves) are inevitably sorted out.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 F67 2006
Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror. Based on The Tempest.
This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy ... Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera ... conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny. Set in contemporary times.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 A15 2011
Asta Nielsen. This Hamlet remains one of the least known partly because the title role is played by a woman and the plot also borrows from Danish legends and a German play. For reasons of state the heiress to the throne has been brought up as a boy, and she has conceived a hopeless passion for Horatio.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.C5 Y282 2006
A loose adaptation of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. A lavish Chinese epic, set in the Age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, tells the story of a royal court in turmoil: forbidden love, deceit, revenge, overpowering beauty, and greed.
"A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the 'Arab Spring', the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.J3 R2 1998
In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. In Japanese w/ English subtitles.
An experimental film with Peter Sellars (William Shakespeare Jr., the Fifth), Burgess Meredith (Don Learo), Molly Ringwald (Cordelia), Norman Mailer (The Great Writer), Jean-Luc Godard (The Professor), Woody Allen (The Fool).
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 D63 2002
Created by a Danish director and writer from the Dogme 95 film movement. When their bus breaks down in the middle of the African desert, a mismatched group of travelers meets the absurdity of their situation head on-- by staging a production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S76 O12 2002
Hugo, the son of the coach of a prep school basketball team is jealous of the attention his father is giving to Odin, the team's star. Hugo plans to get revenge by driving Odin apart from his girlfriend, Desi.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.H5 O55 2008
Omkara is Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Wild West' version of ... Othello. ... Omkara is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, including the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu amongst his chief cohorts.
King Richard , a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare, is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. In an act that will spell doom for his reign, he banished both men, and sets into motion a chain of events that will change British history forever.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 C44 2016
Story of the friendship between a bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff's disillusionment when the prince does become king. Adapted by Orson Welles from William Shakespeare's Henry IV, parts I and II.
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King Henry IV sees his reign marred by uprisings led by young Harry Hotspur and undercut by the impulsive, irresponsible actions of his son Prince Hal. As stakes get even higher, both sides converge in the epic battle of Shrewsbury.
"The earliest surviving American feature film." Produced as a vehicle for Frederick Warde, a legendary stage actor of the 19th century, "Richard III" was the most ambitious Shakespearean adaptation to date.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PR2769.G5 A49 2010
Performing Shakespeare's legendary monologues and sonnets, one of the most accomplished actors of all time, John Gielgud, presents his acclaimed one-man tour de force in this unforgettable live broadcast.
Sir Richard Eyre--former director of the Royal National Theatre--explores the history of 20th century drama and its confluence with the theater of Ireland, America, and Germany. [v. 1]. Shakespeare: drama's DNA (59:00)
Trevor Nunn discusses the various forms of Shakespeare's character, Hamlet and delves into the underlying dynamics of the play, the psychological aspects of Hamlet, the oedipal conflict, Hamlet's madness, and the political questions raised in the play.
Nine intensive acting workshops conducted by John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company demonstrate how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.
From 1960, this series was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485.
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Cicely Berry (voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) & Andrew Wade (head of voice for the RSC) lead a group of well-known American & British actors in a series of vocal exercises, focusing on the fundamentals of meter & rhythm in Shakespeare's verse.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 S4 2004
The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 A66 2012
Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays.