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Royal Shakespeare Company

Overview
Works: 1,194 works in 2,805 publications in 3 languages and 59,346 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Televised performances  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Originator, Producer, Other, Editor, Artist, 475, Publisher, isb, Restager , Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Singer
Classifications: PR2754, 822.33
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 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 )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a world tour that included Melbourne, Los Angeles and New York, this production finished to sell out performances in the West End. It went straight to studio for this special recording."--Container
An adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers) by Aphra Behn( )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,093 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."--Jacket
Players of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performance( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 858 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
Shakespeare's restless world by Maikuige( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 857 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 728 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss( Visual )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infamous Marquis de Sade, confined to an asylum, directs the other inmates in a re-enactment of the bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes imprisons his wife on a baseless charge of adultery, and abandons the daughter she bears there. Sixteen years later, the child is miraculously restored, her presumably dead mother is brought back to life again, and all are reconciled
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towering screen and stage legend Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) stars in this ferocious, deeply human and timeless production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy from legendary director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Noble Moroccan Othello finds his life with beautiful, fiercely loyal Desdemona thrown tragically out of balance when secretly jealous, scheming confidante Iago begins an insidious campaign of lies and treachery. Featuring a gracious and dignified performance from celebrated operatic bass Willard White and a superb Imogen Stubbs as the tragic couple, this award-winning presentation is one of the controversial tale's most acclaimed and powerful interpretations to date. - Container
Players of Shakespeare 2 : further essays in Shakespearean performance( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fourteen actors describe the Shakespearean roles they played in productions between 1982 and 1987. A brief biographical note is provided for each of the contributors and an introduction places the essays in the context of the Stratford and London stages, and of the music and design for the particular productions."--PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 548 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
The complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 513 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 roles
Players of Shakespeare 3 : further essays in Shakespearian performance by Russell Jackson( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the third volume of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Thirteen actors describe the Shakespearian roles they played in productions between 1987 and 1991"--PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English
 
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Playing ShakespeareA performance of MacbethKing LearPlayers of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performanceKing LearMacbethThe Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de SadePlayers of Shakespeare 2 : further essays in Shakespearean performance
Alternative Names

controlled identityShakespeare Memorial Company

R.S.C.

R.S.C. (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Royal Shakespeare Company britische Organisation

Royal Shakespeare Company British theatre company

Royal Shakespeare Company compagnie théâtrale britannique

Royal Shakespeare Company organisatie uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Royal Shakespeare company (Stratford-upon-Avon, GB)

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.

RSC

RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company)

RSC Shakespeare

Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare Memorial Trust Theatre Company

The Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company

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