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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,336 works in 6,310 publications in 1 language and 129,169 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Televised plays  Television programs  Televised performances  Historical films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,865 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,843 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,837 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 tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,800 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which three witches tell the warrior Macbeth that he is fated to become king of Scotland. He and his wife murder the king and assume the throne
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,574 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?"--Container
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,553 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
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,483 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 )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Shakespeare's plays portraying the emergence of England's most admired national hero, Henry V. He unites his people as he embarks on the invasion of France, deals justly with traitors, tirelessly leads his soldiers to victory and ensures future peace by his marriage to the Princess of France. Shakespeare examines these qualities that make a successful ruler and shows the prince in terms of isolation and responsibility that his success entails
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,347 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,314 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
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,311 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
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Shakespeare's Measure for measure
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
 
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