Most widely held works by Shaun Sutton
King Lear ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters.
Macbeth ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes.
The comedy of errors ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities.
Love's labour's lost ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
A satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry. The King of Navarre and three of his lords vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. But when the Princess of France arrives with her three ladies, the men break their vow and fall in love with them.
Titus Andronicus ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,051 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.
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Claudio and Hero are engaged, but the jealous Don John tries to thwart the wedding by denouncing Hero as unchaste. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick, who scorn each other, become betrothed as a result of the schemes of their friends.
The merry wives of Windsor ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 986 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 two gentlemen of Verona ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows, with Julia who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia.
Cymbeline ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 894 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
The tragedy of Richard III ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 824 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 reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
The Prince of Tyre is pursued by the vengeance of King Antiochus because he discovered the monarch's incestuous relationship with his daughter. Fleeing from place to place, Pericles is shipwrecked, courts, and marries Thaisa. Their child, Marina, raised by friends when Thaisa is believed to have died, is kidnapped by pirates and sold into a brothel before Thaisa is discovered alive and the family is joyfully reunited.
The life & death of King John ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King.
Coriolanus ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 595 libraries worldwide
The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character.
The devil's disciple ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
In New Hampshire in 1777, Dick Dudgeon's father dies. Called back home to the unhappy family he revolted against years ago, Dick finds he's been named heir, much to the horror of his religious mother. To complicate matters, the British have arrived.
The tragedy of Coriolanus ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about a proud Roman general who conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city.
The third part of Henry the Sixth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
The Henry VI trilogy concludes with the Yorks winning the battle of St. Albans, and thus forcing Henry from the throne. Margaret, however, captures and taunts York before having him killed. She is captured herself and forced to watch her son killed by the Yorkists. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, reveals, at the end, his plan to murder Henry VI.
King John ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 265 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's historical drama in which three aspects of kingship are presented: a sovereign whose very title is suspect, his youthful rival (Arthur) whose better claim is made the pawn of scheming politicians, and a bastard son of royalty (Philip) who is compelled to exercise the kingly burden that the king himself cannot sustain.
The Third part of Henry the Sixt [sic ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Presents the third of Shakespeare's historical trilogy, covering the downfall of Henry VI and the victory of the House of York. Richard Plantagenet has defeated Henry at St. Albans, though he agrees to let Henry serve out his reign, but Queen Margaret kills Richard, whose sons, Edward (IV) and Richard (III) defeat her. Edward becomes King. Henry's son, Edward Prince of Wales, is killed at Tewkesbury, and Richard III murders Henry in the Tower.
The largest theatre in the world : thirty years of television drama by Shaun Sutton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Richard III ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, who usurps the crown from King Edward IV.
Andronicus, Titus (Legendary character) Britons--Kings and rulers Brothers Comedy films Comedy films Coriolanus, Cnaeus Marcius Courts and courtiers Drama England--Windsor (Berkshire) English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan Europe--Navarre (Kingdom) Exiles Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Great Britain Greece Historical drama, English Historical films Historical television programs History Italy--Verona John,--King of England,--1167-1216 Kings and rulers Lear, King (Legendary character) Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Married women Mistaken identity Princesses Regicides Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485 Scotland Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shipwreck survival Televised performances Televised plays Television adaptations Television adaptations Television comedies Television plays Television plays Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Twins Video recordings--for the hearing impaired