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Playing Shakespeare



A series of workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Director John Barton guides some of the world’s greatest Shakespearean actors and actresses—including Ian McKellen, Peggy Ashcroft, Ben Kingsley, Alan Howard, and Jane Lapotaire—in analyzing Shakespeare’s works. 11-part series, 50 minutes each.

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Reviews & Awards

“...absolutely stellar...”—Shakespeare Bulletin


“There is so much in the videocassettes that my feeling was to want to slow them down so that they could sink in more deeply.”—Shakespeare Newsletter


Recommended by Library Journal.

Performance Rights

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Only available in USA and Canada.