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Royal Shakespeare Company

Overview
Works: 772 works in 1,806 publications in 2 languages and 49,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Television programs  Poetry  Television plays 
Roles: Performer, Originator, Producer, Other, Artist, Actor, Editor
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 2008, the UK's eminent Royal Shakespeare Company brought Hamlet - Shakespeare's most famous and perhaps most influential play - back to the stage, spoken in verse but with contemporary dress and David Tennant in the eponymous role. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted either the level of interest of the near-unanimously positive reviews. Tennant's interpretation was recognised as defining the role for a generation and Patrick Stewart - playing Claudius - as a performance of great depth and complexity. In this specially-shot screen version of the stage play (filmed on location rather than in the theatre), Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it brings Shakespeare's greatest play to a far wider audience than ever before."--Container
Players of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performance by Philip Brockbank ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
The rover, or, The banished cavaliers by Aphra Behn ( )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--BOOK JACKET
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The associate director of the Royal Sakespeare Company explains how to interpret Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Driven by his ambitious wife, Macbeth plots to take over the Scottish throne
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Complete works by William Shakespeare ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Midsummer night's dream by Royal Shakespeare Company ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Players of Shakespeare 2 : further essays in Shakespearean performance by Royal Shakespeare Company ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Othello by Trevor Nunn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Price presents the special stage-to-screen studio production of the Royal Shakespeare Company's presentation of Othello by William Shakespeare, directed by Trevor Nunn
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company discuss style of speaking in drama, and end with a demonstration of how the RSC works on a text in rehearsal
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clutching ever-present rosary beads, shifting uncomfortably within the hairshirt he wears as continual penance--and always eyeing the women as they pass--Tartuffe, Moliére's master of unctuous evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy. Posing as a holy man, the wily Tartuffe entrances Orgon, a credulous well-to-do merchant, bent on bestowing his worldly goods, social position, and nubile daughter on the perfidious fraud. Tartuffe delights in accepting it all--and also arranges a little depraved dalliance with Orgon's young wife, Elmire
Exploring a character by John Barton ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under John Barton's direction, two members of the Royal Shakespeare Company explore Shakespeare's character Shylock to demonstrate how Shakespeare develops a character, and the multiplicity of ways in which his characters can be understood. Given the same text from The merchant of Venice, the different readings of the part demonstrate the infinite variety of Shakespeare's work
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Shakespeare Memorial Company

R.S.C.
Royal Shakespeare company (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
RSC
Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare Memorial Trust Theatre Company
Languages
English (353)
French (1)
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