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Ambrose Video Publishing

Overview
Works: 3,285 works in 6,609 publications in 1 language and 127,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  History  Historical television programs  Historical films  Televised performances  Comedy films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Video Publishing
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,857 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
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,846 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 1,822 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 1,814 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This savage tragedy is one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular. Told by a trio of witches that he is fated to become King of Scotland, the warrior Macbeth, aided by his wife, in his quest for power murders his king and assumes the throne. The two embark on a guilt-ridden reign of terror
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 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
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,549 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,536 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 )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,434 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 )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,421 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 )

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

32 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,304 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
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,294 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 )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,286 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 winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,285 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, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,278 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,242 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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