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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,288 works in 6,221 publications in 1 language and 129,424 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Televised plays  Television plays  Historical films  Comedy films  Television programs 
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 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about the "shrew," Katharina, who is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband, and 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 1,860 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 )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,847 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 )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,754 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 )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member 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
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,581 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 )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,559 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,485 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,481 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
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,468 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
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,339 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 )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,334 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
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,326 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,325 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This romance revolves around reconciliation, a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life. Wrongs committed by one generation are made right in the next. Leontes, King of Sicilia, unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultry. Sixteen years later, their daughter, missing since infancy, is miraculously restored and reconciled with her dead mother, who is brought back to life again
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about a noble Athenian who finds himself in financial difficulties and discovers that the friends who used to fawn on him now refuse to help him. Cursing mankind, Timon leaves Athens and settles in a cave where he finds buried treasure. He meets Alcibiades, a banished general, and finances an expedition against Athens. Alcibiades negotiates peace, but Timon dies alone in his cave
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,219 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
 
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