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Time-Life Television

Overview
Works: 631 works in 3,036 publications in 1 language and 67,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Televised performances  Television comedies  Television programs  Romance films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PR3093, 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 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience. Dr. Miller's production portrays Petruchio as an early Puritan, to reflect his view that the play is about the need to set up a sober household
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,845 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 )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France, in which Rosalind is forced by political circumstances to pose as a man, falls in love with Orlando but cannot declare her feelings, and is loved in turn by Phebe who believes her to be a handsome young man
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

71 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,763 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 )

68 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,669 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy entitled Macbeth
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,599 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,528 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,383 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
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,356 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
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 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Merry wives of Windsor
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction
 
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