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Videos on Literature and Philosophy: Shakespeare Perspectives

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Shakespeare Perspectives DVDs

Angoor 2002?

Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterji, Devan Verma, Dipti Navala, Utpal Datta, Gulazara, Jai Singh, and IndiaWeekly.com

Comedy of twins, based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-982

 

Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait The tragedy of Hamlet c2005

Yvon Davis, Simon Brook, Peter Brook, Marie-Hélčne Estienne, Fabienne Pascaud, Josie Miljevic, Adrian Lester, Jeffrey Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers, Scott Handy, Shantala Shivalingappa, William Shakespeare, Arte France cinéma (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte Video (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving. Tragedy of Hamlet: Discover the new meaning in Hamlet in Peter Brook's original performances in Paris and its worldwide theatrical tour. 1 videodisc (204 min.)

MEDIA 10-784

 

Lear '87 archive (condensed) 2002

Jill Godmilow, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, and William Shakespeare

"In 1987, the formidable Mabou Mines Theatrical Collaborative began a two-week workshop on a new 'King Lear' - a fully gender-reversed one - directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech in the title role of Lear.  Jill Godmilow's unique archive of their work on "Lear" makes for a creative joy ride ... a master class on avant garde theater at its very best"--Set container. 3 videodiscs (339 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-104 pt.1 10-104 pt.2 10-104 pt.3

 

Ran 1999

Akira Kurosawa, Serge Silberman, Katsumi Furukawa, Masato Hara, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, William Shakespeare, Jinpachi Nezru, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, and Takeshi Nomura

An aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and their father, spawning a whirlwind of chaos and leaving the old man insane, the kingdom shattered and the family destroyed. 1 videodisc (ca. 162 min.)

MEDIA 10-1

 

Richard III a Bollywood musical 2003 distributed 2007

William Shakespeare,  Serge Tampalini, and Murdoch University

A musical adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Presented as part of the Advanced Production unit at Murdoch University, 2003. 2 videodiscs (ca. 85 min.) sd., col

MEDIA 10-1430

 

Tanvir ka safarnama Tanvir's travelogue c2007

Ranjan Kamath, Habiba Tanavira, Naya Theatre, and RKO Moving Media

Follows Habib Tanvir and his Naya Theatre on the road for two years in Europe and India as they perform his adaptations of Shakespeare, Brecht, and Indian Sanskrit classics. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2307

 

This earth, this realm, this England  The adventure of English 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D:  c2004

Nigel Wattis, Melvyn Bragg, London Weekend Television, ltd, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This menu-powered DVD uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance."--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-631

 

Shakespeare Perspectives

 

Angoor 2002?

Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterji, Devan Verma, Dipti Navala, Utpal Datta, Gulazara, Jai Singh, and IndiaWeekly.com

Comedy of twins, based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-982

 

Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait The tragedy of Hamlet c2005

Yvon Davis, Simon Brook, Peter Brook, Marie-Hélčne Estienne, Fabienne Pascaud, Josie Miljevic, Adrian Lester, Jeffrey Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers, Scott Handy, Shantala Shivalingappa, William Shakespeare, Arte France cinéma (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte Video (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving. Tragedy of Hamlet: Discover the new meaning in Hamlet in Peter Brook's original performances in Paris and its worldwide theatrical tour. 1 videodisc (204 min.)

MEDIA 10-784

 

A dream in Hanoi 2003

Tom Weidlinger, F. Murray Abraham, Central Dramatic Company of Vietnam, Artists Repertory Theater of Portland, Oregon, Vietnam's National Theater of Music & Dance, Moira Productions, Dateline Productions, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Vietnamese and American artists join forces to stage Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hanoi. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-6452

 

Exploring a character 1990

John Carlaw and William Shakespeare

Under John Barton's direction, two members of the Royal Shakespeare Company explore Shakespeare's character Shylock to demonstrate how shakespeare develops a character and the multiplicity of ways in which his characters can be understood. Given the same text from The merchant of Venice and the same direction, the different readings of the part demonstrate the infinite variety of Shakespeare's work. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-1012

 

Glyndebourne Festival Opera presents A midsummer night's dream 1981

Benjamin Britten, William Shakespeare, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Dale Duesing, Felicity Lott, and Bernard Haitink

Presents on adaptation of William Shakespeare's play in which four lovers and a group of naive bumpkins fall into the hands of Oberon and Tytania. 1 videocassette (VHS) (156 min.)

MUSIC 121

 

The great Hamlets 1996

Derek Bailey, Joseph Wishy, Trevor Nunn, Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell

Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell. Describes their thoughts about the role, how to play it, and why it is such a great challenge. 2 videocassettes (120 min.)

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Irony and ambiguity 1990

John Carlaw

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-1018

 

Language and character 1990

John Carlaw

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language to define character, and his characters' use of heightened language to achieve their intentions. Explores the Elizabethan relish of words and the use of Elizabethan English in the development of Shakespeare's characters. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-1013

 

Lear '87 archive (condensed) 2002

Jill Godmilow, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, and William Shakespeare

"In 1987, the formidable Mabou Mines Theatrical Collaborative began a two-week workshop on a new 'King Lear' - a fully gender-reversed one - directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech in the title role of Lear.  Jill Godmilow's unique archive of their work on "Lear" makes for a creative joy ride ... a master class on avant garde theater at its very best"--Set container. 3 videodiscs (339 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-104 pt.1 10-104 pt.2 10-104 pt.3

 

Looking for Richard 1997

Penelope Allen, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Conway, Al Pacino, Estelle Parsons, Aidan Quinn, Winona Ryder, Kevin Spacey, Harris Yulin, Michael Hadge, Frederic Kimball, John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, and William Shakespeare

Director Al Pacino juxtaposes scene's from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play and the events that happened at the time the play is set. Interviews with mostly British actors are also included, attempting to explain why American actors have more problems performing Shakespearean plays than they do. 1 videocassette (112 min.)

MEDIA 2-3934

 

"O" 2002, c2001

William Shakespeare, Eric Gitter, Daniel L Fried, Anthony Ruhlen, Brad Kaaya, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, John Heard, Anthony Johnson, Martin Sheen, Dimitri Buchowetzki, Chickie the Cop (Firm), Daniel Fried Productions, Rhulen Entertainment (Firm), Trimark Home Video (Firm), and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A provocative tale of jealousy, seduction and betrayal. A controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic "Othello". "O" is the schools' best basketball player and NBA hopeful. He is adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend, who is the coaches' son and he is deeply resentful of his fathers preference to "O" on and off the court. The seeds of mistrust are sown and it sets into motion a disturbing chain of events. 2 videodiscs (94 min.)

DANA 94

 

Passion and coolness 1990

John Carlaw

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of passion and coolness. Barton and the actors demonstrate deliberate and striking inconsistencies in Shakespeare's characters; the characteristic Shakespearean mixture of deep feeling; choric elements; and the balancing of heightened language and naturalistic performance. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-1014

 

Perspectives on illusion ; Speech and silence 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, and Scott Hilton Davis

In "Perspectives on illusion," an interview with set designer Chris Barecca and a documentary overview of types of theatre demonstrate the interviewing of text and technique in dramatic setting. In "Speech and silence," the artistic director of the Shakespeare theatre at the Folger, Michael Kahn, demonstrates interpretation of dramatic language in a workshop with actors. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1746

 

Preparing to perform Shakespeare 1990

Peter Walker

Director John Barton works on a scene from Troilus and Cressida with Alan Howard, Michael Pennington, and Ian McKellen.  The actors describe the thoughts that run through an actor's mind as he prepares for a major sililoquy. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-1015

 

Prospero's books 1992

Peter Greenaway, William Shakespeare, John Gielgud, Kees Kasander, Michael Clark, Isabelle Pasco, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson, and Tom Bell

Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. 1 videocassette (126 min.)

MEDIA 2-2260

 

Ran 1999

Akira Kurosawa, Serge Silberman, Katsumi Furukawa, Masato Hara, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, William Shakespeare, Jinpachi Nezru, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, and Takeshi Nomura

An aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and their father, spawning a whirlwind of chaos and leaving the old man insane, the kingdom shattered and the family destroyed. 1 videodisc (ca. 162 min.)

MEDIA 10-1

 

Rehearsing the text 1990

John Carlaw and William Shakespeare

Concentrating on a scene from the Twelfth Night, presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and reading of the lines in search of Shakespeare's clues to character, language, and staging. Barton and the actors demonstrate how verse itself is a clue to the meaning. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-1016

 

Richard II casting a king c2003

Penelope Rixon, Jenny Bardwell, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Fiona Shaw, Films for the Humanities (Firm), Royal National Theatre (Great Britain), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Open University

This series looks at how the choice of actors and the rendering of themes in Shakespeare's drama impact an audience. This program shows how critical casting major roles can be in Richard II. Because casting will determine where an audience's sympathy lies, choosing an actor to play a major role can be a complex procedure, often requiring a specialist with considerable knowledge. Three different renditions of Richard as interpreted by Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Fiona Shaw are shown. Wendy Spon, head of casting at the Royal National Theatre, discusses some of the chief considerations for making these choices. 1 videodisc (33 min.)

MUSIC 117

 

Richard III a Bollywood musical 2003 distributed 2007

William Shakespeare,  Serge Tampalini, and Murdoch University

A musical adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Presented as part of the Advanced Production unit at Murdoch University, 2003. 2 videodiscs (ca. 85 min.) sd., col

MEDIA 10-1430

 

Set speeches and soliloquies 1990

John Carlaw

Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of dialogue and soliloquy for story and audience purposes. Barton explains the differences between the two, what they contain, and how they arise. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-1011

 

Shakespeare and his theatre the Globe 1993

Alan Afriat, C. Walter Hodges, John Russell Brown, T. J. B Spencer, and Christopher Neame

Scenes of present-day London and London of Shakespeare's time are  compared, as the history and design of the Globe Theatre are described. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

DANA 1682

 

Shakespeare in love 1998

John Madden, David Parfitt, Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, and Judi Dench

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! 1 videocassette (ca. 122 min.)

MEDIA 2-5568

 

The Shakespeare mystery 1989

Judy Woodruff and Kevin Sim

Frontline investigates the plays of William Shakespeare from an "insider's" view of the political process of the European courts of his time. Puzzled scholars and literary experts shed new light on the mystery surrounding the greatest author in the English language. Presents the thesis that the plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written by Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1144

 

Speaking Shakespearean verse 1990

Peter Walker

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunciation of Shakespeare's English. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-1020

 

Tanvir ka safarnama Tanvir's travelogue c2007

Ranjan Kamath, Habiba Tanavira, Naya Theatre, and RKO Moving Media

Follows Habib Tanvir and his Naya Theatre on the road for two years in Europe and India as they perform his adaptations of Shakespeare, Brecht, and Indian Sanskrit classics. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2307

 

The Theater in Shakespeare's time 1973?

Piers Jessop

Deals with the facets and traditions of Elizabethan theater, and visualizes characteristics of the stage, emphasizing the growth and vitality of the theater in Shakespeare's time. 1 videocassette (14 min.)

DANA 1280

 

This earth, this realm, this England  The adventure of English 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D:  c2004

Nigel Wattis, Melvyn Bragg, London Weekend Television, ltd, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This menu-powered DVD uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance."--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-631

 

Understanding Shakespeare : the tragedy series 1993

Key scenes from four Shakespeare tragedies are acted, then analyzed and interpreted throughout the play. 4 videocassettes (360)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1086 cassette 1 1086 cassette 2 1086 cassette 3 1086 cassette 4

 

Using the verse 1990

John Carlaw

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. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-1017

 

Will Shakespeare 1998, 1978

Tim Curry, Ian McShane, André Morell, Peter Wood, Robert Knights, and Mark Cullingham

 v. 1. The dead shepherd -- v. 2. Alms for oblivion -- v. 3. Of comfort and despair -- v. 4. The loved boy -- v. 5. Rebellion's masterpiece -- v. 6. The living record. 6 videocassettes (ca. 5 hr.)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1061 cassette 1 1061 cassette 2 1061 cassette 3 1061 cassette 4 1061 cassette 5 1061 cassette 6

 

William Shakespeare a life of drama 1996

Rebecca Jones, Peter Graves, and Charles Glass

Biography of the greatest playwright in the English language, William Shakespeare. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

DANA 1093

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