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Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Wills, Garry

Summary: A study of the three operas that Verdi adapted from Shakespeare: Macbeth, Otello, and Falstaff.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 WIL

Bates, Laura.

Summary: Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by academics and prison communities alike. In this profound illustration of the enduring lessons of Shakespeare through the ten-year relationship of Bates and Newton,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 BATES, LAURA BAT

Carrell, Jennifer Lee.

Summary: Shakespeare scholar Kate Stanley is given a mysterious box that holds the first piece in a Shakespeare puzzle; however, before she sets out on the trail of a 400-year-old mystery, the Globe Theater burns and a body is found, murdered in the manner of Hamlet's father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Summary: This anthology traces the surprising story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own through a wide range of genres. The writers included range from the 1800s to the present day, and offer testimony to Shakespeare's profound and enduring influence --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 SHA

Bates, Laura.

Summary: Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by academics and prison communities alike. In this profound illustration of the enduring lessons of Shakespeare through the ten-year relationship of Bates and Newton,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2013

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Shuter, Jane.

Summary: Who was William Shakespeare? How much do we really know about him, and why is he so famous? This book explores the many ways in which Shakespeare's works are performed and interpreted in the modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 822.33 SHU

Simmons, Dan.

Summary: In a remote future age when the human enterprise has all but ground to a halt, a wandering troupe of players is dedicated to presenting the works of Shakespeare to every accessible corner of the settled universe. When aliens take an interest, the players find themselves giving command performances of King Ler, Hamlet and the Scottish play for a series of increasingly important alien species,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Subterranean Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Contents: Part One: lecture 1. Shakepeare's wavelengths -- lect. 2. The multiple actions of A midsummer night's dream -- lect. 3. The form of Shakespear's sonnets -- lect. 4. Love in Shakespeare's sonnets -- lect. 5. Love and artifice in Love's labor's lost, and Much ado about nothing -- lect. 6. As you like it -- lect. 7. The battles of Henry VI -- lect. 8. Richard III and the renaissance -- Part Two:...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHA
Call number: DVD 822.33 SHA PART 1
Call number: DVD 822.33 SHA PART 2

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Summary: Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Michell, John F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames and Hudson 1996

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Shapiro, James S.

Summary: An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year--1599--that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature. How was Shakespeare transformed from being a talented poet and playwright to become one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he sees, and whom he works with as he invests in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM SHA

Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOL