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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

MARCANTONIO E CLEOPATRA.  Italy.  Cines, 1913.  Released in the U.S.
under the title:  ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.
  2 reels, ca. 63 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FLA 1990-1991
"Based loosely on Shakespeare's play, Plutarch's Lives, and Pietro
Cossa's dramatic poem, Cleopatra."

SHAW VERSUS SHAKESPEARE.  Part 3:  CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA.  U.S.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1970.
  1 reel, ca. 31 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                FCA 6930
Compares Shakespeare's play with George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and
Cleopatra.

AS YOU LIKE IT

AS YOU LIKE IT--A CONTEMPORARY LOOK AT SHAKESPEARE.  U.S.  Cablevision
Program Services Co., 1981.  Dir: Patte Falese.  Writer: Keith Keating.
  1 cassette, ca. 55 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.              VBB 4529
Incorporates materials adapted from Shakespeare's Dramatic Challenge, by
G. Wilson Knight.

THIS IS CHARLES LAUGHTON:  Ages of Man.  U.S.  Paul Gregory &
Associates, 1953.
Host: Charles Laughton.
  1 reel, 15 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FAB 2604
Charles Laughton reads "The Seven Ages of Man" from As You Like It.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER:  The Comedy of Errors.  U.S.  PBS, 1987. 
Cast:  The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
  3 cassettes, 150 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBE 8091-8093

HAMLET

DUPONT SHOW OF THE MONTH:  Hamlet.  U.S.  CBS-TV, 1959.  Host:  Frederic
March.  Cast:  John Neville, Barbara Jefford.
  3 reels, ca. 90 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FCA 0552-0554

AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD.  (GREAT PERFORMANCES)  U.K.  BBC Television, 1984.
Dir:  John Schlesinger.  Prod:  Innes Lloyd.  Sc:  Alan Bennett.  Cast: 
Alan Bates, Coral Browne.
  1 cassette, 60 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.                  VBD 8434
                                                                 VBD 8706 (c. 2)
Centers around the meeting in Moscow between actress Coral Browne, who
was acting in an Old Vic performance of Hamlet, and exiled British spy,
Guy Burgess.

HALLMARK HALL OF FAME:  Hamlet.  U.K.  A Chamberlain-LeMaire Production
in association with Network Limited & Universal Television, 1970.  Dir: 
Peter Wood.  Prod:  George LeMaire.  Adapted for TV by John Barton. 
Cast:  Richard Chamberlain, John Gielgud, Ciaran Madden, Michael
Redgrave, Margaret Leighton.
  2 cassettes, ca. 120 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBA 8448-8449

HAMLET.  U.K.  Two Cities Films, released by J. Arthur Rank
Organisation, 1948.  Rel. in the U.S. by Universal-International.  Dir: 
Laurence Olivier.  Prod:  Reginald Beck.  Cast:  Laurence Olivier,
Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Jean Simmons, Felix Aylmer.
  18 reels, 153 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.              FGC 1197-1205
   4 reels, 153 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.              FCA 4245-4248

HAMLET.  U.S.  Electronovision Productions, Inc. in association with
American Broadcasting Paramount Theaters, Inc., 1964.  Alexander H.
Cohen's stage production of John Gielgud's production of Hamlet. 
Technical Dir:  Charles La Force.   Cast:  Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn,
Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield.
  4 cassettes, ca. 186 min. sd., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.          VBB 3333-3336

HAMLET.  U.K.  Woodfall Film-Filmways, 1970.  Rel:  Columbia Pictures. 
Dir:  Tony Richardson.  Cast:  Nicol Williamson, Anthony Hopkins, Judy
Parfitt, Mark Dignam, Marianne Faithfull.
  12 reels, ca. 115 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.        FGC 3986-3991

HAMLET.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE).  U.S.  National Geographic
Society in association with WQED, Pittsburgh and in cooperation with the
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1978.  Art direction,
sets and costumes in cooperation with the drama department of Carnegie-
Mellon University.
  1 reel, ca. 31 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                FCA 5103
Condensed version, using the most memorable scenes.

HAMLET AND EGGS.  U.S.  Educational Films, 1937.  Dir:  William Watson. 
Sc:  Tim Ryan.  Cast:  Tim Ryan, Irene Noblette Ryan, Pat Patterson's
Cowboy Trio.
  2 reels, 18 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                     FGE 5139
Comedy short about a Shakespearean actor on vacation in Arizona.

OMNIBUS:  "To Be or Not To Be:  Some Views of Shakespeare's Hamlet." 
U.S. CBS-TV, 1955.  Dir:  Seymour Robbie.  Exec. prod:  Robert Saudek. 
Host:  Walter Kerr.  With players from the Stratford (Ontario)
Shakespeare Company.
  1 cassette, 40 min., sd., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.               VBD 7056-7057
                                                            VBD 7058-7059 (c. 2)
Presents different interpretations of Hamlet's soliloquy.

ONE NIGHT ONLY.  U.S. Bull's Eye Film Corp., 1919.  Dir:  Charles
Parrott.  Photo:  L. J. Burrud.  Cast:  Leo White, Monte Banks, Chas.
Dorety, Harry Mann, Beatrice Lovejoy.
  1 reel (incomplete) 6 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.           FEA 3732
Comedy about a traveling Shakespearean company whose Hamlet performance
closes after only one night.


STRANGE ILLUSION.  U.S.  PRC, 1945.  Dir:  Edgar G. Ulmer.  Sc:  Adele
Comandini, Fritz Rotter.  Photo:  Philip Tannura.  Cast:  James Lydon,
Sally Eilers, Warren William, Regis Toomey.
  10 reels, 80 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.               FGE 5145-5149
Low-budget studio's film noir adaptation of Hamlet, set in the 1940's.

THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT. (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE).  U.S. 
National Geographic Society in association with WQED, Pittsburgh and in
cooperation with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon,
1978.  Art direction, sets and costumes in cooperation with the drama
department of Carnegie-Mellon University.
  1 reel, ca., 25 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.               FBA 8584
Scenes from Hamlet are used to mirror Shakespeare's views of England at
the time.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE.  U.S.  Brooksfilm Production, 1983.  Dir:  Alan
Johnson.  Prod:  Mel Brooks.  Sc:  Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham.  Cast: 
Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tim Matheson.
  2 cassettes, ca. 100 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBC 7786-7787
Polish theatrical troupe, while trying to survive in Nazi-occupied
Poland, gets caught up in espionage.

HENRY V

HENRY V.  Alt. title:  THE CHRONICLE HISTORY OF KING HENRY THE FIFT. 
U.K.  Two Cities, 1944.  Dir/prod:  Laurence Olivier.  Photo:  Robert
Krasker.  Mu:  William Walton.  Text ed.:  Alan Dent.  Cast:  Laurence
Olivier, Robert Newton, Renee Asherson, Felix Aylmer.
  3 cassettes, ca. 137 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBB 3375-3377
  4 reels, ca. 137 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.         FDA 1849-1852
Adapted from the first folio edition of Shakespeare's play performed in
1600, The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with his Battell
Fought at Agincourt in France.

HENRY VI

THE SHOW OF SHOWS.  U.S.  Warner Bros., 1929.  Dir:  John G. Adolfi. 
Photo:  Bernard McGill.  Cast:  John Barrymore.
  15 reels, ca. 150 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                FEB
0195-0209.
An early "variety show;" one segment is John Barrymore performing
Gloucester's soliloquy from Henry VI.

HENRY VIII

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  HENRY VIII.  BBC Television, 1979.  Dir:  Ken
Billington.  Prod:  Cedric Messina.  Cast:  John Stride, Claire Bloom,
Timothy West.
  2 cassettes, 145 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.           VAA 5136-5137


JULIUS CAESAR

CAIO GUILLIO CESARE.  Italy.  Cines, 1914.  Dir:  Enrico Guazzoni. 
Idea:  Raffaele Giovagnoli.  Cast:  Gianna Terribili-Gonzales, Augusto
Mastripietri, Ignazio Lupi, Lea Orlandini.
  6 reels, ca. 60 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FLA 0733-0738
"Adapted loosely from the play by William Shakespeare, Plutarch's Lives,
and Caesar's Commentaries."

GREAT PLAYS IN REHEARSAL:  JULIUS CAESAR.  U.S.  WHA-TV, 1958.  Released
by National Educational Television and Radio Center.  Play dir:  Eric
Salmon.        
2 reels, 60 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                 FCA 4064-4065 
Presents rehearsal scenes from Julius Caesar.

JULIUS CAESAR.  U.S.  Avon Productions, 1950.  Released by Brandon
Films.  Dir/prod/adaptation:  David Bradley.  Cast:  Harold Tasker,
Charlton Heston, David Bradley.
  2 reels, 96 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                FDA 0167-0168

JULIUS CAESAR.  U.S. MGM, 1953.  Dir:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz.  prod: 
John Houseman.  Music:  Miklos Rozsa.  Cast:  Marlon Brando, James
Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien, Greer Garson,
Deborah Kerr.               
12 reels, 119 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                FGA 5881-5892

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  JULIUS CAESAR.  U.K.  BBC Television, 1979. 
Dir:  Herbert Wise.  Prod:  Cedric Messina.  Cast:  Keith Michell,
Richard Pasco, David Collings.
  2 cassettes, 150 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.           VAA 5130-5131

SHAW VERSUS SHAKESPEARE.  PART 1:  THE CHARACTER OF CAESAR.  U.S. 
Encylopaedia Britannica, 1970.
  1 reel, 33 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FCA 6928
Compares George Bernard Shaw's Caesar with Shakespeare's.

SHAW VERSUS SHAKESPEARE.  PART 2:  THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR.  U.S.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1970.
  1 reel, 35 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                   FCA 6929 
Dramatizes the quarrel scene between Cassius and Brutus, noting that
Shaw believed this scene to be the finest in English dramatic
literature.

KING LEAR

BROKEN LANCE.  U.S. Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.  Dir:  Edward Dymtryk. 
Prod:  Sol C. Siegel.  Sc: Richard Murphy.  Music Leigh Harline.  Photo: 
Joe McDonald.  Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard
Widmark, Katy Jurado.
  11 reels, 96 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.             FGA 1554-1564
Debatable adaptation set in the American west about an imperious cattle
baron whose overbearing manner causes his three sons to try and usurp
his authority.HARRY AND TONTO.  U.S. Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.  Dir: Paul Mazursky. 
Sc:  Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfield.  Camera:  Michael Butler.  Music: 
Bill Conti.  Cast: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fizgerald, Larry
Hagman, Melanie Mayron, Chief Dan George.
  12 reels, 115 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.           FGC 8773--8778
Freely adapted from King Lear, the aging protagonist travels around the
U.S.  visiting his children.

KING LEAR.  U.K.  Granada Television International, 1984.  Dir:  Michael
Elliott.  Exec. prod:  David Plowright.  Music:  Gordon Crosse.  Cast: 
Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Jeremy Kemp, Diana Rigg, Leo McKern,
John Hurt.  
  4 cassettes, 180 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBC 0692-0695

OMNIBUS:  King Lear.  U.S.  The TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford
Foundation, 1953.  CBS Television.  Dir:  Andrew McCullough.  Exec.
prod:  Robert Saudek.  Staged by Peter Brook.  Music:  Virgil Thomson. 
Host:  Alistair Cooke.  Cast:  Orson Welles, Natasha Perry, Arnold Moss,
Bramwell Fletcher, Beatrice Straight, Margaret Phillips.
  2 cassettes, 90 mins., sd., b/w. 3/4" Videocassette                     VBD
8281-8282
A shortened version of the play, adapted for television; the subplot of
Gloucester and his two sons is omitted.

STAGES--HOUSEMAN DIRECTS LEAR.  U.S.  Pope Productions, Inc., 1980. 
Dir/prod/wr:  Amanda C. Pope.  Host:  Jason Robards.  Cast:  David
Schramm, Frances Conroy, Mary Lou Rosato, Patricia Hodges.
  1 reel, 60 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FDA 7081
Follows John Houseman and he rehearses a repertory touring company of
American actors and actresses.

A VILLAGE KING LEAR.  France.  Gaumont, 1911.  Rel. in the U.S. by
George Kleine.
  1 reel, 20 min., si, b/w 16mm Reference print.                        FLA 1901
A blind man transfers his property to his two married daughters, both of
whom mistreat and abandon him.  As he is contemplating suicide, his
trusted servant, who was dismissed by the daughters, returns and takes
him home to live with her.

THE YIDDISH KING LEAR.  U.S.  Lear Pictures, Inc., 1935.  Dir:  Harry
Thomashefsky.  Prods: Johnnie Walker and Jack Rieger.  Based on the play
Der Yiddisher Koenig Lear 1892, by Jacob Gordon.  Screen adaptation: 
Abraham Armband.  Cast: Maurice Krohner, Fannie Levenstein, Jacob
Bergreen, Miriam Grossman, Eddie Pascal.
  2 cassettes, ca. 75 min., sd., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.         VBF 0439-0440 
In Yiddish language with English subtitles.

MACBETH

DUEL SCENE FROM "MACBETH."  U.S.  American Mutoscope & Biograph, 1905. 
Cameraman:  G.W. Bitzer.
   1 reel, 40 seconds, si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                  FLA 4591
Photographed from the audience's viewpoint, this excerpt shows two
dueling scenes.

FAIR IS FOUL, AND FOUL IS FAIR.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE). 
U.S.  National Geographic Society in association with WQED, Pittsburgh
and in cooperation with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-
upon-Avon, 1978.
  1 reel, ca. 23 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.               FBA 8585 
Using scenes from Macbeth to illustrate how Shakespeare wrote the play
to flatter the new Scottish king, James I.

KRAFT TELEVISION THEATRE:  Macbeth.  U.S.  NBC-Television, 1950.  Cast: 
E.G. Marshall, Uta Hagen.
  1 cassette, 60 min., sd., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.                    VBE 6513
Shortened version of the play.

MACBETH.  Italy.  Cines, 1909.  Dir:  Mario Caserini.  Film Import and
Trading
Co.
  2 reels, ca. 15 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.            FEB 7137-7138
                                                                           
           
FEB 4251-4252 (c.2)
Credits and intertitles in Russian.

MACBETH. U.K.  Playboy Productions/Caliban Films, 1971.  Dist: Columbia-
EMI-Warner.  Dir:  Roman Polanski.  Prod:  Andrew Braunsberg. 
Screenplay:  Roman Polanski and Kenneth Tynan.  Cast:  Jon Finch,
Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Nicholas Selby, John Stride.
  16 reels, 140 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGC 6779-6786

MACBETH.  U.K.  Thames Television, 1979.  Dist:  Thames Television
International.  Dir.  for television: Philip Casson.  Produced and
conceived for television by Trevor Nunn. Cast:  Ian McKellen, Judi
Dench, Bob Peck, John Woodvine, Roger Rees, Susan Dury.
  3 cassettes, ca. 140   min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.     VBD 6132-6134
 A television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1976 studio
theatre production.

MACBETH:  PART 1:  THE POLITICS OF POWER.  U.S. Council for a Television
Course in the Humanities for Secondary Schools, 1964.  Made and released
by Encyclopaedia Britannic Films.  Dir: Douglas Campbell.  Cast: 
Members of the Stratford Festival Foundation of Canada.
  1 reel, 28 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FCA 2975
An analysis of the roles of Macbeth, Duncan and the witches.

MACBETH:  PART 2:  THE THEMES OF MACBETH.  U.S.  Council for a
Television Course in the Humanities for Secondary Schools, 1964.  Made
and released by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films.  Dirs:  Douglas
Campbell, John Barnes.  Cast:  Members of the Stratford Festival
Foundation of Canada.
  1 reel, 27 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FCA 2976
Features dramatic portrayals of scenes to illustrate the concealed
meanings and paradoxical situations.

MACBETH:  PART 3:  THE SECRET'ST MAN.  U.S.  Council for a Television
Course in the Humanities for Secondary Schools, 1964.  Made and released
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films.  Dirs:  Douglas Campbell, John
Barnes.  Cast: Members of the Stratford Festival Foundation of Canada.
  1 reel, 30 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FCA 2977
An analysis of good and evil in the character of Macbeth.

MACBETH.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE).  U.S.  National Geographic
Society in association with WQED, Pittsburgh and the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1978.
  1 reel ca. 36 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                 FCA 8528
A condensed version of the play, containing the best known passages.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  MEASURE FOR MEASURE.  U.K.  BBC Television,
1979.  Dir: Desmond Davis.  Prod:  Cedric Messina.  Cast:  Kate
Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kenneth Colley.
  2 cassettes, 145 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.           VAA 5134-5135

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.  (GREAT PLAYS IN REHEARSAL).  U.S.  WHA-TV
(Madison, WI), 1958.  Released by the National Educational Television
and Radio Center. Stage dir:  Eric Salmon.
  2 reels, ca. 60 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FCA 4070-4071
Presents rehearsal scenes;  traces the development of the character of
Shylock.

SHYLOCK.  Alt. title:  THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.  France. Eclipse, [1910-
1912].  Released in the U.S. by George Kleine.
  3 reels, ca. 37 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FLA 1657-1659
"Condensed version which focuses on the love tale of Antonio and Portia,
the involvement of Shylock and Antonio, and the great friendship between
Antonio and Bassanio."


THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT.  Alt. titles:  FALSTAFF;  CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE. 
Spain/Switzerland.  Internacional Films Espanola and Alpine Productions,
Switzerland, 1965.  Dir:  Orson Welles.  Prods:  Emiliano Piedra, Angel
Escolano.  Screenplay:  Orson Welles, from the plays by William
Shakespeare.  Music:  Alerto Lavagnino.  Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne
Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Keith Baxter.
  16 reels, 115 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.              FGE 5251-5258
Combines parts of Henry IV, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

FALSTAFF.  (GREAT PERFORMANCES).  U.S.  PBS, 1985.
   1 cassette, 150 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.                VAA 5214
Sir Georg Solti conducts Verdi's comic opera featuring the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra and Gabriel Bacquier as Falstaff.

FALSTAFF IN WIEN.  Alt.  title:  DIE LYSTIGE KONER.  Germany. Tobis,
1940. Dir: Leopold Hainisch.  Screenplay:  Dr. Max Wallner, Kurt Feltz
based on the story "Die Lustigen Weiber" by Robert Hohlbaum.  Cast: 
Hans Nielsen, Wolf
Albach-Retty, Lizzi Holzschuh, Gusti Wolf.
  2 reels, ca. 100 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.           FDA 1046-1047
A musical set in old Vienna about Otto Nicolai, the composer who wrote
Die Lustige Weiber von Windsor, based on Shakespeare.  It incorporates
some of Nicolai's music and a few excerpts of scenes from the opera. 
German sound track with Danish subtitles.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.  U.S.  Selig Polyscope Co., 1910.  Dir:
Francis Boggs?
  1 reel, incomplete, ca. 5 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.       FEA 3565
Adapted from the play by Shakespeare.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER:  New York City Ballet--"A Midsummer Night's
Dream."  (GREAT PERFORMANCES).  U.S.  PBS, 1986.  Music:  Felix
Mendelssohn.  Choreography:  George Balanchine.  Supervisor:  Peter
Martins.  Dancers:  Maria Calegari, Ib Andersen, Jean-Pierre Frohlich,
Victoria Hall.
  2 cassettes, 120 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBE 0375-0376

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.  U.S. Vitagraph.  1909.  Dir:  Charles Kent?
Supervisor:  J. Stuart Blackton.  Sc: Eugene Mullin from the play by
William Shakespeare.  Cast: Maurice Costello, Clara Kimball Young, James
Young, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello.              
  1 cassette, ca. 10 min., si., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.               VBC 6408 
                                                                  VBC 6407 (c.2)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.  U.S.  Warner Bros., 1935.  Dirs:  Max
Reinhardt, William Dieterle.  Sc: Charles Kenyon.  Choreography: 
Bronislava Nijinska.  Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney,
Anita Louise, Joe E. Brown.
  3 reels, 120 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.               FCA 6767-6769


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.  (GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA SERIES).  U.K.  TVS
International, 1986.  Prod:  Peter Hall.  Music:  Benjamin Britten. 
Libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. 
Conducted by
Bernard Haitink.
  3 cassettes, ca. 156 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBE 0743-0745

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM:  INTRODUCTION TO THE PLAY.  U.S.  Coronet
Instructional Films, 1954.  Educational collaborator:  Joseph W. Krutch. 

  1 reel, 15 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FBA 1087
An introduction to the play for school children.  Presents brief
passages to describe the characters and to illustrate Shakespearean
comedy.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SEX COMEDY.  U.S.  Orion Pictures, 1982.  Dir: 
Woody Allen.  Prod:  Robert Greenhut.  Sc:  Woody Allen.  Music:  Felix
Mendelssohn.  Cast:  Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jose Ferrer.
  1 cassette, ca. 88 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.              VAA 0606
Adaptation set in early 20th century America.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.  U.K.  BBC Television,
1984.  Dir:  Stuart Burge.  Prod:  Shaun Sutton.  Cast:  Cherie Lunghi,
Robert Lindsay, Michael Elphick, Clive Dunn.
  1 cassette, 150 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.                 VAA 2245

OTHELLO

ALL NIGHT LONG.  U.K. Rank Organisation, 1962.  Dir: Basil Rearden. 
Prod:  Michael Relph.  Sc:  Nell King, Peter Achilles.  Cast:  Patrick
McGoohan, Keith Michell, Paul Harris, Betsy Blair, Richard Attenborough.
  10 reels, 95 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.               FGD 0735-0739
Theme of Othello is played out against a backdrop of Jazz musicians
during a marathon rehearsal.

DESDEMONA.  Denmark.  Great Northern, 1912.  Dir:  August Blom.  Sc: 
Louis Moller.  Cast:  Valdemar Psilander, Henny Lauritzen, Zanny
Petersen, Frederik Skondrup, Nicolai Brechling, Thyra Reymann, Svend
Bille, Otto Dethlefsen.
  1 reel, ca. 20 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                  FLA 5858
                                                                 FLA  5859 (c.2)
Closely follows the story of Desdemona, set in 1912.

A DOUBLE LIFE.  U.S.  A Kanin Production, 1947.  Rel. by Universal. 
Dir:  George Cukor.  Prod:  Michael Kanin. Sc:  Ruth Gordon and Garson
Kanin.  Photo:  Milton Krasner.  Music:  Miklos Rozsa.  Cast:  Ronald
Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmund O'Brien, Shelly Winters, Ray Collins.
  4 reels, sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                         FBA 4484-4487
Reality and illusion become indistinguishable in the mind of an actor
playing the part of Othello.

LIVE FROM THE MET:  Otello.  (GREAT PERFORMANCES).  U.S.  Metropolitan
Opera Assoc., 1978.  WNET-TV.  Dir:  Kirk Browning.  Prod:  Christopher
Sarson.  Production:  Franco Zeffirelli.  Conductor:  James Levine. 
Cast:  Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Gilda Cruz-Romo.
  4 cassettes, ca. 210 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBB 3304-3307

OTHELLO.  France?  Pathe, 1908.
  1 reel, ca. 10 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                  FEA 4253
Russian titles.

OTHELLO.  Germany.  1923.  Dir:  Dmitri Buchowetzki.  Cast: Emil
Jannings, Lya de Putti, Werner Krauss.
  1 cassette, 81 min., si., b/w, 1/2" Videocassette.                    VAA 6625
English titles, musical score.

OTHELLO.  Marceau Films, 1952.  Released in the U.S. by United Artists. 
Prod/dir/sc:  Orson Welles.  Music:  Francesco Lavagnino.  Cast:  Orson
Welles, Michael MacLiamoire, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote, Hilton
Edwards.
  2 cassettes, 92 min., sd., b/w, 3/4" Videocassette.              VBE 6360-6361

OTHELLO; OR, THE MOOR OF VENICE.  Italy.  Ambrosio, 1914.  Released in
the U.S. by General Film Co.  Adapter: Arrigo Frusta.  Cast:  Sig.
Beccaria, Ubaldo Stefani, Elsa Lenard.
  6 reels, ca. 32 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.            FLA 1705-1710
Incomplete and out of sequence; heavy nitrate deterioration.

PERICLES:  PRINCE OF TYRE

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  PERICLES:  PRINCE OF TYRE.  U.K.  BBC
Television, 1984.  Dir: David Jones.  Prod:  Shaun Sutton.  Cast:  Mike
Gwilym, John Woodvine, Edward Petherbridge, Edita Brychta.
  1 cassette, 180 min., sd., color, 1/2" Videocassette.                 VAA 9509

RICHARD II

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  RICHARD II.  U.K.  BBC Television, 1978.  Dir: 
David Giles.  Prod: Cedric Messina.  Cast:  Derek Jacobi, John Finch,
John Gielgud.
  2 cassettes, 155 min., sd., color 1/2" Videocassette.            VAA 5132-5133

RICHARD III

RICHARD III.  U.K.  London Film Prod., 1955.  Dist:  Independent/British
Lion.  Dir/prod:  Laurence Olivier.  Assoc. dir:  Anthony Bushell.  Text
Advisor: Alan Dent.  Music:  William Walton.  Cast:  Laurence Olivier,
John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Claire Bloom.
  3 cassettes, ca. 160 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.       VBB 1386-1388
Approximately 15 minutes of film missing from middle section. 



TOWER OF LONDON.  U.S. Universal Pictures, 1939.  Dir/prod: Rowland V.
Lee.  Cast:  Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter,
Vincent Price.
  10 reels, 92 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.              FEA 9389-9398 
Dramatization of Richard III, borrowing from both Shakespeare and
history.

ROMEO AND JULIET

BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS "WEST SIDE STORY."  (GREAT PERFORMANCES). U.S. PBS,
1985.
  2 cassettes, ca. 90 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.        VBD 2729-2730

GUILIETTA E ROMEO. Italy.  Film D'Arte Italiana, 1911.  Dir: Geralmo Lo
Savio.  Cast:  Francesca Bertini, Gustave Serena.
  2 reels, ca. 20 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.            FGC 1216-1217
Titles are in Russian.

ROMANOFF AND JULIET.  Italy.  Pavor, SA, 1960.  Released in the U.S. by
Universal-International.  Dir/prod/sc:  Peter Ustinov. 
Composer/conductor:  Marion Nascimbene.   Cast: Peter Ustinov, Sandra
Dee, John Gavin, Akim Tamiroff.
  11 reels, 103 in., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.             FGB 5983-5988
A satire involving a small European country which solves its problem by
engineering the marriage between the son of the Russan ambassador and
the daughter of the American ambassador.

ROMEO AND JULIET.  U.K./Italy.  Verona Productions, London and
Universalcine, Roma, 1954.  Released in the U.S. by United Artists. 
Dir:  Renato Castellani.  Prod:  Sandro Ghenzi in association with
Joseph Janni.  Cast:  Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson,
Mervyn Johns, Bill Travers.
  14 reels, 140 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.           FGA 9462-9475.

ROMEO AND JULIET.  U.K.  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Regent
Polytechnic Institute, 1966.  Released in the U.S. by Royal Academy
Productions.  Dirs: Paul Lee, Val Drumm.  Prods: Paul Emerson, John
Fernald.  Based on the stage production by Hugh Morrison and the play by
Shakespeare.  Cast:  Clive Francis, Angela Scoular.
  3 reels, 107 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.               FCA 4650-4652

ROMEO AND JULIET.  U.K.  Poetic Films, 1966.  Dir:  Paul Czinner. 
Music: Sergei Prokofiev.  Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan.  Dancers: 
Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev.
  16 reels, ca. 112 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.       FGC 8617-8624 
A filmed presentation of Prokofiev's ballet, made in a studio with the
entire stage cast and original sets and costumes.

ROMEO AND JULIET.  U.K./Italy.   B.H.E Productions, Verona Produzione
and Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, 1968.  Dir:  Franco Zeffirelli. 
Prods:  Anthony Havelock-Allan, John Brabourne.  Cast:  Olivia Hussey,
Leonard Whiting, Milo O'Shea, Michael York,  John McEnery.
  16 reels, ca., 152 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.       FGC 2217-2224

ROMEO AND JULIET.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE).  U.S.  National
Geographic in association with WQED, Pittsburgh and the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1978.
  1 reel, ca. 31 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                FCA 8529
Presents excerpts from the play

ROMEO JULIETA.  Brazil.  Central Globo de Producao, 1980.  Dir:  Paolo
Afonso
Grisolli.  Adapted by Walter George Durst.  Cast:  Lucelia Santos Fabio,
Daniel Dantas, Jose Mayer, Wellington Botelho, Claudia Costa.
  2 cassettes, 93 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.            VBC 1653-1654
Subtitled in English.

ROMEO LAND.  U.S.  Universal, 1951.  Dir:  Hamilton Wright, Jr. Prod: 
Thomas Mead.  Narration:  Allan Kitchel.
  1 reel, ca. 7 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                   FEA 1716
Presents scenes of Italy, tying in the historic sites with the play.

ROMEO TURNS BANDIT.  France. Pathe Freres, 1910.  Cast:  Max Linder.
  1 reel, 6 min., si., color, 35mm Reference print.                     CAA 0001
Romeo turns bandit, kidnaping Juliet when her father will not let him
marry her.

SHAKESPEAREAN SPINACH.  U.S.  Paramount, 1940.  Dir:  Dave Fleischer. 
Wr:  George Manuel.
  1 reel, 7 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                       FEB 7280
Popeye the Sailor cartoon based on the play.  This print is not
available for flatbed viewing; it is only for theatrical projection.

STAR-CROSSED LOVE.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE).  U.S.  National
Geographic Society in association with WQED, Pittsburgh in cooperation
with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1978.
  1 reel, 20 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBA 8590
Scenes from Romeo and Juliet intercut with location shots of Italy are
used to document Italy's romantic appeal to Elizabethan England.

THE TEEN-AGE LOVERS OF VERONA.  U.S.  Paramount, 1968.  Cast:  Olivia
Hussey, Leonard Whiting.
  1 reel, ca., 7 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                FAA 2441
A featurette for the 1968 movie Romeo and Juliet, showing director,
Franco Zeffirelli and cast members rehearsing a scene.

WEST SIDE STORY.  U.S. Beta Productions, 1961.  Presented by Mirisch
Pictures in association with Seven Arts Productions.  Released by United
Artists.  Dirs:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.  Prod:  Robert Wise.  Sc: 
Ernest Lehman.  Choreography:  Jerome Robbins.  Based on the stage play
by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein.  Cast:  Natalie
Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno.
  21 reels, 155 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGB 7141-7150


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

KISS ME KATE.  U.S.  MGM, 1953.  Released by Loew's.  Dir:  George
Sidney.  Prod:  Jack Cummings.  Sc:  Dorothy Kingsley.  Music:  Cole
Porter.  Music dirs:  Andre Previn, Saul Chaplin.  Based on the play of
the same title by Cole Porter, Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack.  Cast: 
Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Bob
Fosse.
  13 reels, 109 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGA 6186-6198
A musical about a divorced couple whose romance and reconciliation
parallel their on-stage performances of Petruchio and Kate.

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  U.K.  BBC Television
1980.  Prod:  Jonathan Miller.  Cast:  John Cleese, Sarah Badel, John
Franklyn-Robbins.  
  3 cassettes, 125 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBE 8714-8716

TAMING OF A SHREW.  Alt. title: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  France. 
Eclipse, 1911.  Released in the U.S. by George Kleine.  Cast:  M. Joube,
M. Bacque, M.R. Lyon, Mme. Barjac, Mme Didier.
  1 reel, ca. 11 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                  FEB 4752

TAMING OF THE SHREW.  U.S. American Mutoscope & Biograph, 1908.  Dir: 
D.W. Griffith.  Cameramen:  G.W. Bitzer, Arthur Marvin.  Cast:  Florence
Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Harry Salter, Arthur Johnson, W.J. Butler,
Frank Gebhardt.  
  1 reel, ca. 11 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                  FLA 5731

TAMING OF THE SHREW.  U.S. Pickford Corp and Elton Corp., 1929. 
Released by United Artists.  Dir/adaptor:  Sam Taylor.  Photography: 
Karl Struss.  Editor:  Allen McNeil.  Cast:  Mary Pickford, Douglas
Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell, Joseph Cawthorn, Clyde Cook.
  16 reels, 95 min., sd., b/w, 35mm Reference print.               FGC 0129-0136

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  U.K.  Royal Film International, F.A.I., 1966. 
Released in the U.S. by Columbia.  Dir:  Franco Zeffirelli.  Prods: 
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Franco Zeffirelli.  Sc: Paul Dehn,
Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli.  Cast:  Elizabeth Taylor,
Richard Burton, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack, Michael York.
  14 reels, 122 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGC 3290-3296

THE TEMPEST

DANCE IN AMERICA:  San Francisco Ballet:  "The Tempest."  (GREAT
PERFORMANCES).  U.S. KQED and WNET, 1981.  Dir:  Emile Ardolino.  Prods: 
Emile Ardolino, Judy Kinberg.  Choreographer: Michael Smuin.  Music; 
Paul
Seiko Chihara after Henry Purcell.  Dancers:  Nigel Courtney, Zoltan
Peter, David McNaughton, Evelyn Cisneros.  
  2 cassettes, 120 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBC 8486-8487

TEMPEST. U.S.  Columbia, 1982.  Dir/Prod:  Paul Mazursky.  Sc:  Paul
Mazursky, Leon Capetanos.  Co-Prods:  Steven Bernhardt, Pato Guzman. 
Photography:  Don Don McAlpine.  Cast:  John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands,
Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald, Vittorio Gassman, Raul Julia.
  16 reels, 140 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGE 3443-3451
Contemporary adaptation about a middle aged New York architect who tries
to reexamine his lifestyle by moving to a Greek Island.

TWELFTH NIGHT.

THIS IS CHARLES LAUGHTON:  Twelfth Night.  U.S. Paul Gregory &
Associates, 1953.  Prod:  Paul Gregory.  Host:  Charles Laughton.  
  1 reel, 15 min., sd., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                      FAB 2656
Charles Laughton reads the scene from Twelfth Night where the Duke
speaks about love to Viola who is disguised as a page.

TWELFTH NIGHT.  U.S. Vitagraph, 1910.  Dir:  Charles Kent?  Supervision: 
J. Stuart Blackton.  Sc: Eugene Mullin from the play by William
Shakespeare.  Cast:  Julia Swayne Gordon, Charles Kent, Florence Turner,
Edith Storey, James Young.
  1 reel, ca. 10 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                  FEA 7746
Incomplete; beginning of film is lacking.

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYS:  TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.  U.K.  BBC Television,
1983.  Dir: Don Taylor.  Prod:  Shaun Sutton.  Cast:  Tyler Butterworth,
John Hudson.
  2 cassettes, 135 min., sd., color, 3/4" Videocassette.           VBC 8334-8335

THE WINTER'S TALE.

THE WINTER'S TALE.  U.S.  Thanhouser, 1910.  Dir:  Theodore Marston. 
Sc: Theodore Marston from the play by William Shakespeare.  Cast:  Anna
Rosamonde, Martin Faust, Frank Crane, Amelia Barleon.
  1 reel, ca. 10 min., si., b/w, 35mm Reference print.                  FEB 6593

RELATED TITLES:

THE DRESSER.  U.K.  World Film Services and Goldcrest Productions, 1983. 
Released in the U.S. by Columbia.  Dir/prod:  Peter Yates.  Based on the
play by Ronald Harwood.  Cast:  Albert Finney,  Tom Courtenay, Edward
Fox.
  12 reels, 118 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            CGA 1262-1267
Personal tragedy of aging Shakespearean actor interwoven with references
from Shakespeare's plays.

ENGLISH HISTORY:  TUDOR PERIOD.  U.S. Coronet Instructional Films, 1954.
  1 reel, 10 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FAA 3551
Covers the period from 1485 to 1603; describes the growth of culture and
nationalism.


IAN MCKELLEN ACTING SHAKESPEARE.  U.S.  Sponsor: IBM.  Prod:  Ian
McKellen.
Cast:  Ian McKellen.
  2 cassettes, 90 min., sd., color, 3/4"  Videocassette.          VBE 5584-5585 
McKellen illustrates Shakespeare's writings by performing several
selected speeches.

THE OLD ACTOR.  U.S.  Biograph, 1912.  Dir:  D.W. Griffith.  Cameraman: 
G.W. Bitzer.  Cast:  W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford,
Edwin August.
  1 reel, ca. 15 min., si., b/w, 16mm Reference print.                  FLA 0042
Melodrama concerning a Shakespearean actor who is considered too old to
play his role.

PRINCE OF PLAYERS.  U.S.  Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.  Dir/prod: 
Philip Dunne.  Sc:  Moss Hart, based on the book by Eleanor Ruggles. 
Music:  Bernard Herrmann.  Cast:  Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John
Derek, Raymond Massey, Charles Bickford.
  12 reels, 102 min., sd., color, 35mm Reference print.            FGA 8819-8830
The story of the nineteenth century actor, Edwin Booth and his brother,
John Wilkes Booth.  Includes several scenes from Shakespeare's plays.

SHAKESPEARE; A MIRROR TO MAN.  U.S.  Learning Co. of America, a division
of Columbia Pictures, 1971.
  1 reel, ca. 30 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                FBB 3250
Brian Cox and Eileen Atkins perform scenes from the The Taming of the
Shrew, Hamlet, and Macbeth, explaining and analyzing them.

SHAKESPEARE OF STRATFORD AND LONDON.  (THE WORLD OF WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE).  U.S.  National Geographic Society in association with
WQED, Pittsburgh and in cooperation with the Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1978.
  1 reel, 32 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FCA 8527
Presents the areas around Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire, visiting
Anne Hathaway's cottage, Mary Arden's farmhouse and Hall's Croft. 

SHAKESPEARE'S ENGLAND TODAY.  U.S.  Eastin-Phelan, 1951.  Script and
Editing:  Gardner Soule.  Narration:  Gregory Abbott.  Research:  Janie
Lee Soule.
  1 reel, 16 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBA 1405
Describes the influence of London, Stratford and Warwick on
Shakespeare's writings.

THE SONNETS; SHAKESPEARE'S MOODS OF LOVE.  U.S.  Learning Co. of
America, a division of Columbia Pictures, 1972.
  1 reel, 20 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBA 3208
Ten of Shakespeare's love sonnets are played out in a contemporary
silent drama exploring the relationships between a man, his wife and his
friend.

THE STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE KNEW.  U.S.  Cine-Image Productions, 1971.
  1 reel, 20 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBB 1298
Visits Stratford, the Hathaway gardens, the Arden home, Trinity Church,
and the surrounding environs.

UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  HIS SOURCES.  U.S.  Coronet Instructional
Films, 1972.  Shakespeare consultant:  Dr. Levi Fox.
  1 reel, 20 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBB 1020
Excerpts from various plays illustrating Shakespeare's sources: 
Plutarch, the Holinshed Chronicles, English folklore, Greek mythology,
and the  Commedia del Arte.

UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  HIS STAGECRAFT.  U.S.  Coronet Instructional
Films, 1972.  Shakespeare consultant:  Dr. Levi Fox.
  1 reel, 30 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FBB 1025
Depictions of Elizabethan theatrical devices, stage techniques and
costume design.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.  U.S.  Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, 1955.  Prod: 
John Barnes.
  1 reel, 23 min., sd., color, 16mm Reference print.                    FCA 1610
                                                                  FBA 1651 (c.2)
      Traces the course of Shakespeare's life from his boyhood in Stratford
through his career in London as an actor and dramatist.
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