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Time-Life Television

Overview
Works: 477 works in 2,858 publications in 1 language and 68,864 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Historical television programs  History  Televised plays  Comedy films  Television programs 
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 )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,900 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

71 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,885 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,869 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

71 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,777 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
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,752 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

72 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,700 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled The merchant of Venice
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor and future king of Scotland, and tell Banquo that his sons will sit on the throne. Lady Macbeth urges her husband to murder King Duncan and Banquo and his sons. Macbeth kills Duncan and Banquo and is made king. Macduff and Banquo's son Malcolm raise an army against him, Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macduff slays Macbeth, and Malcolm becomes king
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

59 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,552 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 Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,410 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 )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,408 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chichanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,343 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
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

68 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Angelo 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. Angelo's corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,293 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 reigh of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history
 
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Time-Life Films. Time-Life Television

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