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Royal Shakespeare Company

Works: 967 works in 2,431 publications in 2 languages and 56,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television plays  Comedy films  Televised plays 
Roles: Performer, Originator, Actor, Producer, Other, Editor, Artist, 475, Instrumentalist, Publisher, Singer
Classifications: PR2754, 822.33
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Players of Shakespeare : essays in Shakespearean performance by Royal Shakespeare Company( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,563 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 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
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 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 Neil MacGregor( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 811 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
William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 752 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 738 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
Othello by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor Nunn's staging of Othello was the unrivalled hit of the season when first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 488 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
Players of Shakespeare 3 : further essays in Shakespearian performance by Russell Jackson( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolt. she said. revolt again by Alice Birch( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Birch examines the language, behavior and forces that shape women in the 21st century and asks what's stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them
The Royal Shakespeare Company : a history of ten decades by Sally Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Shakespeare Company : Great Performances( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features excerpts from four Royal Shakespeare Company productions: King Lear, Coriolanus, Twelfth night, and A midsummer night's dream. Each segment of the program includes key scenes from the play intertwined with interviews and explanations of the play by actors and directors
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Film of a stage presentation of Shakespeare's play of how a man's ambition leads to murder and, ultimately, his death
Representing Shakespeare : England, history and the RSC by Robert Shaughnessy( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre and its audiences. Through a detailed discussion of key productions, from ""The War of the Roses"" in 1963 to ""The Plantegenets"" in 1988, Robert Shaughnessy emphasizes the political dimension of contemporary theatrical representations of Shakesp
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company, 1960-1963 by John Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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controlled identityShakespeare Memorial Company


R.S.C. (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Royal Shakespeare Company British theatre company

Royal Shakespeare Company compagnie théâtrale britannique

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

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.


RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare Memorial Trust Theatre Company

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Playing ShakespeareHamletWilliam Shakespeare, the complete worksKing LearPlayers of Shakespeare 3 : further essays in Shakespearian performanceRepresenting Shakespeare : England, history and the RSCClamorous voices : Shakespeare's women today