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Format: DVD
Sku: 210786983
UPC: 054961822195
UPC 14: 00054961822195
Category Keywords: Documentary  Literature  Shakespeare
Editor's Note
Aspiring actors, Shakespeare aficionados, or just people interested in the craft of acting will be delighted by this program from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Divided into nine lessons, PLAYING SHAKESPEARE features such actors as Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart offering their insights on performing works by The Bard.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Acorn Media
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/2/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 456 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 8221
Video UPC UPC: 00054961822195
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Playing Shakespeare - DVD Review
By: Gerry Weaver Reviews
Published on: 5/27/2009 10:01 AM
PBS series Playing Shakespeare will debut on home video June 2nd—and this series is a gem for theatre professionals and armchair enthusiasts alike. Shakespeare’s plays offer directors and actors rich opportunities to bring the dense figurative language to life—but without a thorough understanding of how the playwright used language to guide his actors through a play, there are equal opportunities to miss the mark. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s associate director John Barton is just the man to explain and explore the Bard’s use of blank verse as a technical as much as poetic guide to the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Judi Dench
Video Cast Info Ian McKellen
Video Cast Info Patrick Stewart
Video Cast Info Ben Kingsley
Video Cast Info David Suchet
Video Cast Info William Shakespeare - Subject

Professional Reviews

Wall Street Journal
"[This collection] will give you access to a trove of wisdom and knowledge -- about Shakespeare, about the way actors have approached his plays over the centuries, and best of all about acting itself." 12/02/2011

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