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Time-Life Television

Overview
Works: 467 works in 2,682 publications in 1 language and 70,458 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Televised plays  Television plays  History  Comedy films  Television programs  Television comedies 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Time-Life Television
 
Most widely held works by Time-Life Television
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katherine, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherine is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katherine, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the rock band "The Who" described studying Shakespeare in school as "like having a tooth pulled." As star of Shakespeare's shortest play, he makes the viewer's experience far more pleasurable. In a perfect plot for the screen, twin sons whose servants are also twins must find their father before sundown, or he will be executed. Costuming, directions and, of course, music, are beautifully handled. --from website
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Helena administers a cure to the gravely ill King of France, he offers her a choice of husband. Helena chooses Bertram, the Count of Rousillon. He insists that he will never be her 'true' husband unless she wears his family ring and becomes pregnant with his child. Following him to Florence, Helena embarks upon a plan that will lead her to claim her rightful spouse."--Container
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows. This program views the Merry wives of Windsor as Shakespeare's attack on middle class propriety and hypocrisy. He challenges the belief that fidelity is mere lip service and a result of arranged, loveless marriages
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all
 
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Alternative Names
Time-Life Films. Time-Life Television

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English (1,014)