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Summary: Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villian who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ambrose Video Pub. 2000

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA RIC

Summary: Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2012

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MUC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MUC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUC RATED PG-13

Summary: A modern retelling of the classic Shakespeare play, with the two families now being rival gangs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WIL

Summary: On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his son's seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter), the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of "Diana's foresters, Gentlemen of the shade, Minions of the moon". Hal's friendship with the fat knight substitutes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CHI

McAvoy, James

Summary: Two garden gnomes from rival families fall in love and defy everyone around them in order to be together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD G

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD GNO`

Summary: A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ambrose Video Pub. 2004

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA RIC

Summary: Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1999

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TAM

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2013

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA ALL

Shakespeare, William

Summary: A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II (1377-1399) and Richard III (1483-1485).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2 entertain [for] BBC Video 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SHA

Summary: Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA OTH

Summary: Presents the Franco Zeffirelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE ROM

Summary: "Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MER

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD M

Summary: The Royal Shakespeare Company presents one of the Bard's favorite tales, Supernatural beings, irresponsible lovers and entertaining comedy bring this romantic and frolicsome farce to life. Staring Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, David Warner, and Ian Holm, this screen adaptation is indeed a departure from the norm, yet it is in every way true to the original. This video is a must for all theater fans!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Water Bearer Films 1968

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Summary: An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WIL

Summary: A modern adaptation of the classic love story, moved to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ro

Butler, Gerard

Summary: The story of the Roman general Caius Martius Coriolanus, and his quest for revenge after his banishment from Rome.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz/Anchor Bay 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COR

Summary: A look at two young monkeys from rival factions that are falling in love in the mountains of Thailand, and the local simian populations that declare war to keep them apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Animal Planet 2008

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Summary: King Henry, now in failing health and still embroiled in war, sends his second son Prince John of Lancaster to the battle. Prince John tricks and defeats the enemy while his older son, the Prince of Wales, is summoned away from Falstaff and his tavern circle to the king's bedside where he assumes the throne upon the death of the king.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ambrose Video Pub. 1987

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA HEN

Summary: Shakespeare's classic drama of power, ambition and guilt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ambrose DVD 2001

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAC

Summary: Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HAM

Summary: With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MUC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Much 2003

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Summary: Glyndebourne Festival Opera's 1972 production of Verdi's opera, based on Shakespeare's tragic play which studies the all consuming ambition of Macbeth and his wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthaus Musik 2005

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAC

McKellen, Ian

Summary: Ian McKellen perfoms some of Shakespeare's monologues on stage, with no props or costumes, and discusses some of the plays.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA ACT

Summary: Presents the story of a victorious Roman general whose rigid code of honor and duty proves to be his downfall. A shocking journey into the depths of the human heart, a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TIT