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‘Hie Thee to a Monitor!’: BBC Shakespeare in Streaming Video

The Library has acquired a subscription to Ambrose Video’s BBC Shakespeare Plays in streaming video. The 37 television adaptations are traditional interpretations that were produced at the BBC Television Centre in West London from 1978 through 1985. Enlisting prominent directors such as Alvin Rakoff, Jonathan Miller, David Hugh Jones, and Jane Howard, the series also featured actors John Gielgud, Alan Rickman, Claire Bloom, and Helen Mirren, among others.  Just search the Classic Catalog for the title “bbc shakespeare plays” and follow the link in the Networked Resource record.  The plays may be viewed scene-by-scene in any one of four screen sizes. Closed-captioning is also available.

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