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2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert. Sound: digital; optical; mono; Dolbyl. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal, here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.
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1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (16 cm). Sound: digital; optical; mono. DTS-HD Master Audio. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A.
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal, here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.
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3. Hamlet [2015]

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2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (4 unnumbered pages ; 19 cm) Sound: digital; optical; stereo. digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions. video file; Blu-ray; all regions.
"Shakespeare's classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film ... The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film"--Container.
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4. Titus Andronicus [2015]

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1 videodisc (approximately 168 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm) Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
A live performance of the tragedy "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare. Set in Roman times, the play deals with the bloody revenge of Roman general Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction.
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5. Haider [2014]

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2 videodiscs (approximately 160 min.) : sound. color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region all.
  • Disc 1. Movie
  • Disc 2. Special features ; Making of Haider ; Deleted scenes.
Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death--Container.
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COMPLIT-247-01, FILMSTUD-250B-01, GLOBAL-250-01

6. Macbeth [2014]

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1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.
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7. Macbeth [1971]

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2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 3.0. Video: laser optical; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.
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4 videodiscs (8 hrs., 48 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; surround. Video: laser optical; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
  • Richard II / by William Shakespeare ; adapted by Rupert Goold & Ben Power ; director, Rupert Goold (2 hr., 28 min.)
  • Henry IV / by William Shakespeare ; adapter and director, Richard Eyre (4 hrs., 1 min., on 2 discs)
  • Henry V / by William Shakespeare ; directed by Thea Sharrock ; adapted by Ben Power (2 hr., 19 min.).
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb.
Richard II. After halting a duel between warring nobles Bolingbroke and Mowbray, Richard II banishes both men from his kingdom. Following the death of Bolingbroke's father, John of Gaunt, Richard seizes his money and land to pay for wars against rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his birthright and more.
Henry IV, Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat.
Henry IV, Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office.
Henry IV. The newly crowned King of England, Henry V, (Tom Hiddleston) is persuaded by his courtiers including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), that he also has a rightful claim to lands in France. The chorus (John Hurt) tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French King (Lambert Wilson) Henry lays siege to and captures the town of Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.
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9. McLintock! [1963]

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1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; mono. DTS-HD Master Audio. Digital: video file; Blu-ray. region A.
John Wayne's most popular film of the 60s is a broad, boisterous comedy-western loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Wayne, in his two-fisted best, stars as a George Washington McLintock, a middle-aged cattle baron who has his hands full with his estranged wife, played by Maureen O'Hara. Verbal fireworks explode, slapstick pratfalls bloom, and the Wayne-O'Hara reconciliation culminates with the biggest mud-hole brawl this side of the Mississippi.
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10. Othello [2013]

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1 videodisc (159 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
A great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall.
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1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm.)
Richard, Duke of Gloucester through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward.
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2 videodiscs (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Richard, Duke of Gloucester through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward.
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13. Twelfth night [2013]

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1 videodisc (175 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (19 p. : illustrations ; 18 cm) Sound: digital; optical.
"One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night was 'blissfully reborn' (The Daily Telegraph) for the 2012/13 season at London's Globe Theatre, under the direction of Tim Carroll. The hilarious tale of misdirection and deception is performed here by an all-male cast, as it would have been in Shakespeare's day, with Mark Rylance playing Olivia and Roger Lloyd Pack as the hapless Sir Andrew Aguecheek. The production also marks Stephen Fry's triumphant return to the stage as the pompous Malvolio, ridiculous in his yellow stockings."--Container.
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1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly won kingship.
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1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship.
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1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Twelfth Night: Preshow at the Globe (0:57)
  • Twelfth Night: Act I, scene i (3:39)
  • Twelfth Night: Act I, scene ii (3:26)
  • Twelfth Night: Act I, scene iii (7:36)
  • Twelfth Night: Act I, scene iv (2:29)
  • Twelfth Night: Act I, scene v (20:39)
  • Twelfth Night: Act II, scene i (2:43)
  • Twelfth Night: Act II, scene ii (2:58)
  • Twelfth Night: Act II, scene iii (14:44)
  • Twelfth Night: Act II, scene iv (11:42)
  • Twelfth Night: Act II, scene v (14:38)
  • Twelfth Night: Musical Interlude (3:13)
  • Twelfth Night: Act III, scene i (9:49)
  • Twelfth Night: Act III, scene ii (4:23)
  • Twelfth Night: Act III, scene iii (2:12)
  • Twelfth Night: Act III, scene iv (22:38)
  • Twelfth Night: Act IV, scene i (5:54)
  • Twelfth Night: Act IV, scene ii (6:22)
  • Twelfth Night: Act IV, scene iii (2:30)
  • Twelfth Night: Act V, scene i (29:30)
  • Credits: Twelfth Night: Live from Shakespeare's Globe (2:45).
In the household of Olivia (Mark Rylance), two campaigns are being quietly waged-one by the lovesick Orsino (Liam Brennan) for the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against Olivia's steward, the pompous Malvolio (Stephen Fry). When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola (Johnny Flynn) to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. This all-male production of Twelfth Night, filmed at Shakespeare's Globe using carefully recreated authentic clothing, music, and dance, was deemed "sensational" by the London Telegraph and "a knock out audience success" by the Observer.
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1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion.
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2 videodiscs (475 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A streetcar named Desire: Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Julius Caesar: The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.
The teahouse of the August moon: Okinawa 1946- occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily oriental interpreter and a determined geisha girl, along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!
Reflections in a golden eye: Major Weldon Penderton, a repressed homosexual whose career is languishing in the monotony of postwar Georgia, becomes obsessed with a private who is, in turn, obsessed with Penderton's frustrated and sensual wife Leonora.
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Video
2 videodiscs (ca. 127 min.) : sd., b&w with col. tinting ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet.
  • Disc 1: Hamlet (110 min.) ; Disc 2: Die Filmprimadonna (17 min. Fragment); special features.
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.
"Asta Nielsen, born in Denmark in 1881, was the first diva of European silent film. In the still incomplete Die Filmprimadonna she plays the role of a star fighting for increased influence on the entire production process."--Container.
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1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The play Romeo and Juliet has been translated around the world. Now this gritty, funny new feature film retells William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in Yiddish. A middle-aged ER nurse, Ava, in graduate school-and bitterly lapsed observant Jew-undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare's great classic, Romeo and Juliet. Meanwhile, her houseguest, also a Hasidic dropout, is "leaking" Kabbalistic magic, and enchants her studio apartment. In what might be the first Yiddish "mumblecore" film, Annenberg creates a parallel universe (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn), where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish.
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