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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,653 works in 6,982 publications in 1 language and 121,463 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Televised performances  Television comedies  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, prn, Producer
Classifications: PR3093, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,807 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 Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,767 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,752 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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,729 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,669 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion by telling the story of Antony, the once-heralded leader who becomes stupified with passion and degenerates into a fool, and the multi-faceted Cleopatra
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 1,339 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 tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member 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
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation--here a wife unjustly accused of adultery--are made right by the next generation
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,160 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,143 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the band "The Who," stars in Shakespeare's shortest play, a farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities, word for words as written by William Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member 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
 
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