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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,353 works in 6,542 publications in 1 language and 128,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  History  Historical television programs  Historical films  Televised performances  Televised plays 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Publisher, Producer
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 )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,855 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 )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,825 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 )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,771 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 )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women have the upper hand in this pastoral romance in which two ladies of the court resist the advances of an aged and portly knight who wishes to advance his station in life by marrying one of them. Explores the roles in society as some characters discard their roles while others adopt new ones
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,671 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,577 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?
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,557 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 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 1,471 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 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Henry V
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,341 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 )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,312 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 reigh 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 )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,299 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,297 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
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,295 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
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,280 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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry. The comedy concerns a King and his three lords who take a vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. The storyline becomes complicated when the Princess of France and her three ladies arrive on a mission and thus test the men's vow
 
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