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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,365 works in 6,007 publications in 1 language and 128,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television plays  Historical television programs  Television programs  Televised performances  Televised plays 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PR3093, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,863 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. Dr. Miller's production portrays Petruchio as an early Puritan, to reflect his view that the play is about the need to set up a sober household
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play entitled Romeo & Juliet
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,843 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 )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,804 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,791 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,750 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,578 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 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jealousy in love is one of the most common of human emotions. In Othello, Shakespeare combines this universal theme with perfectly structured scenes, a storyline that lingers in the memory and a prime example of a tragic hero, Othello himself. The result is perhaps his greatest triumph as a stage play. When the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity, audiences around the world have been held spellbound
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,514 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
The Supreme Court by David Strathairn( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known as the court of last resort, the Supreme Court, where nine judges appointed for life make monumental decisions that govern our everyday lives, from the contents of the nation's daily newspapers to what we can do in the privacy of our own homes. With immense power and considerable mystery, the court of final appeal has helped author the history of America. One nation under law: Examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice, John Marshall, and his successor, Roger Taney. A new kind of justice: Explores the issues before the court from the aftermath of the Civil War through the 1930s. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth as the nation industrialized but was also a time of unregulated work conditions. A nation of liberties: Focuses on the court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. The Rehnquist revolution: Details the court from the election of President Richard Nixon, through to the more recent Court of today. During this period one man put his stamp on the institution and solidified and enhanced the power of the Court in the modern era
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,469 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
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,468 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 responibility that his success entails
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,326 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
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated tale adapted from Shakespeare's play, shows how the arrival of shipwrecked twins in the land of Illyria, creates havoc in this comical story of love in disguise
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,294 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 )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,266 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
 
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