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Summary: During the early days of COVID, the Oscar nominee set himself the challenge of committing Four Quartets to memory, and in 2021 he brought it to the London stage followed by a tour of theaters across the UK. Written by Nobel Prize winner Eliot in the shadow of the Second World War, the poem is a searching examination of who and what we are. This celebrated meditation on human experience, time,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: The delightfully awkward Maria Bamford wins hearts and laughter in this collection of two hilarious stand-up comedy specials!

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, the artist Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work of art for an extraordinary setting.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Jim Gaffigan is in top form for his seventh comedy special. The four-time Grammy-nominated comedian doesn't understand why people aren't more honest about the reasons they don't want to attend events, while at the same time embraces lying to kids. From horses and dog birthdays to traveling and museums, Jim continues to impress.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Contents: Disc 1. HBO on location: Robin Williams--off the wall (original air date: October 27, 1978) -- Featurette: Robin Williams--the early years -- The second annual HBO Young Comedians Show (original air date: September 24, 1977) -- The great American laugh-off (original air date: October 22, 1977) -- Robin meets Mr. Sinatra (original air date: November 2, 1977) -- The Dick Cavett show (original air...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS ROB

Gaffigan, Jim

Summary: In his all new stand up special album, Jim Gaffigan gets personal as he discusses the medical crisis that befell his wife and family this year, which almost led to his retirement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Carlin, George

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Summary: Encompassing over five decades of George Carlin₂s hilarious and groundbreaking career, the collection brings together for the first time all of the legendary comedian₂s HBO specials plus hours of bonus material, including Carlin₂s posthumous audio release, Featuring never-before-released material from the 1960's all the way through to the 2000.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, with this record-setting performance filmed in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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Summary: "Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: A live performance of the tragedy "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare. Set in Roman times, the play deals with Mark Antony's obsessive passion for Egypt's Queen Cleopatra, and how it leads to the tragic downfall of both.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: "When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. This iconic tale of pride,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: "Widely considered to be the last of his solo plays, 'The Tempest' is Shakespeare's final masterpiece, a tale of 'forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment' in which Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, conjures up a storm to lure his perfidious brother to the enchanted island on which he and his daughter Miranda have spent 12 years in exile"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Othello: Shaespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur International Films 2014

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Summary: "Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: In her first-ever HBO solo special, Sarah Silverman takes the stage for an evening of adults-only stand-up comedy. Taped live in front of an intimate audience of 39 fans at Largo, a music and comedy club in Los Angeles, features Silverman taking aim at such subjects as cell-phone porn, crazy religions, specialty deodorants, terrible roommates, eyebrow waxing, her 19-year-old dog, Obama and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Filmed live at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, and features 'Tater Salad' with cigar in one hand and drink in the other, delivering all new material.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Electra Star Management 2013

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS RON

Summary: "Capped by one of the most famous speeches ever written, Shakespeare's Henry V recalls a truly great English victory. With comic sub-plots to be found among Henry's soldiers, the production boasts some terrific performances - including Sam Cox as the 'splendidly unhinged' Pistol (The Daily Telegraph). In the title role is Jamie Parker, who 'casts such a rapt spell that you feel the entire...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Opus Arte 2013

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS HEN

Summary: Spalding Gray performs a monologue that mostly recounts his trip to Southeast Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador's aide in the 1984 Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios 2013

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Summary: A ratings hit! Amy Schumer debuts her one-hour special in front of a live audience at the Historic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco. Nothing is off limits as Schumer airs every hilarious, messed up detail of her dating and sex life, from encounters with unexpected body parts to hate-filled personal grooming appointments. In her matter-of-fact raunchy style, at odds with her self-described...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS AMY

Dee, Janie

Summary: When Helena performs a miraculous deed for the King of France, she claims the conceited Bertram as her husband in payment, but Bertram agrees only if she fulfills two conditions that he thinks are impossible.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2013

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS ALL

Summary: Much ado about nothing ... contrasts the happiness of lovers Claudio and Hero and the cynicism of sparring partners Beatrice and Benedick, who are united in their scorn for love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Opus Arte 2012

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Summary: All's well that ends well ... centres on the tale of Helena's quest to marry the man she loves ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Opus Arte 2012

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Summary: Jim Gaffigan performs live stand-up comedy. He answers such questions as why whales are fat; the effect of hotel rooms on behavior; fast food; etc.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2012

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2 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS MR.

Williams, Robin

Summary: In his first comedy special in seven years, Robin Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of health care in the country, drugs and more personal topics, including his recent heart surgery.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WEA

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS WEA

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