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FINE ARTS / LITERATURE ARTS

SHAKESPEARE ANIMATED TALES

Features:

  • English Subtitled

  • Series $79.99

  • 12 Plays on 4 DVDs

REVIEW "Although the series will probably be used by senior high students who won't want to read the play, these abridgments are better than Cliffs Notes, and may be the only Shakespeare that many kids will be exposed to in their early years. So while the lover of literature in me cringes at the lost scenes in the animated tales, the practical side of me is thankful that condensed (but not watered-down) Shakespeare will be available to a much wider audience. Highly recommended." 3 1/2 STARS - Video Librarian

PRODUCT INFORMATION Already enjoyed in fifty countries, with two US Primetime Emmy Awards and a New York Festival Gold Award to its credit, Shakespeare - The Animated Tales has won a vast, new audience with its skillful, short adaptations of the Bard's best loved plays. The series includes the voices of Huge Grant, Brian Cox, Alec McCowen, Linus Roache, Zoë Wanamaker, and many more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream As You Like ItHamletJulius CaesarKing Richard IIIOthello

  • Romeo and JulietTaming of the Shrew MacbethThe TempestTwelfth NightThe Winter’s Tale

ART of the NETHERLANDS

REVIEW Excellent choices for high-school and college art students and public library patrons" - Booklist

PRODUCT INFORMATION These are the stories of men of genius whose work has captivated and

Features:

  • Closed Captioned

  • Instructor’s Guide

  • Runtime 150 minutes

  • Series $99.99

  • 6 programs on 3 DVDs

thrilled generations of people all over the world. Art of The Netherlands is an authoritative new series which chronicles the life, times and work of true masters of the art world. Informative yet entertaining, the series of six programs highlights important events in each artist’s life and explores their stylistic trademarks, while providing detailed explanations of the techniques which sealed their reputations.

Program 1: BOSCH Program 2: BRUEGEL Program 3: RUBENS

Program 4: VAN DYCK Program 5: REMBRANDT Program 6: VERMEER

Peabody Award Winner

BECKETT on FILM

REVIEW

“completists will salivate over the Gate Theatre of Dublin's mammoth trove, which includes all of Beckett's elliptical masterworks-from the familiar Waiting for Godot to the 45-second Breath-brought to life by filmmakers (Neil Jordan, Atom Egoyan, Anthony Minghella) and actors (Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman, Julianne Moore) of unimpeachable skill.” Entertainment Weekly

Features:

  • 19 plays on 4 DVDs

  • Series $149.99

PRODUCT INFORMATION This acclaimed film project includes all 19 plays of Samuel Beckett, consid- ered the most significant Irish playwright of the 20th century. See our website ambrosevideo.com for play information.

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