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Shakespeare and Music: MUST 0804

Resource Guide for Gen Ed 0804

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Temple University Libraries is proud to offer Theatre In Video, a new database that uses video streaming to supply films of performances of plays directly to your computer!  Theatre in Video contains over 250 plays, including the complete BBC Shakespeare Series, and over 100 documentaries concerning the art of Theater.  You can look up productions, theaters, directors, actors, and dates.  You can make your own playlist, as well as save clips to share with other users of Theatre in Video.  Enjoy!


 Here find operas and plays that you can check out from Charles Library.  Click on the link for availability.

***Some videos are also available at Temple's Library on the Ambler Campus.***

Macbeth (Bogdanov) 1998. Greta Scacchi, Sean Pertwee, Denise Black, Lorcan Cranitch, Jack Davenport, Ruth Gemmell, Lesley Joseph, Philip Madoc, Michael Maloney .

Macbeth (Polanski) 2002 Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride, Nicholas Selby, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley.

Shakespeare Retold (BBC adaptation). James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Richard Armitage

Oz (series creator Tom Fontana) 1996. J.K. Simmons, Ernie Hudson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, B.D. Wong, Eamonn Walker, Harold Perrineau Jr., Kirk Acevedo, Lauren Velez, Lee Tergesen, Rita Moreno, Terry Kinney, Dean Winters.

Maqbool (Bardwaj) 2003 Ifran Khan, Tabbu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah

Midsummer Night's Dream (BBC, Moshinsky)1981. Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie, Pippa Guard, Nicky Henson, Robert Lindsay, Cherith Mellor, Brian Glover, Phil Daniels, Helen Mirren, Peter McEnery.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michael Hoffman) 1999. Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn.

Silent Shakespeare (Midsummer Night's Dream directed by James Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent) 1899-1911 William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Luhrmann) 1997. Leonardo di Caprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo

Romeo and Juliet (ballet by Prokofiev)2000. Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, David Blair, Desmond Doyle, Julia Farrow, Michael Somes ; Royal Ballet ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; John Lanchbery, conductor.

Qayamat se qayamat tak (Bollywood) 1948. Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Ravindra Kapoor, Goga Kapoor, Dalip Tahhil, Alok Nath, Asha Sharma

Romeo and Juliet 1968. Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting, Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnery, Pat Heywood, Natasha Parry, Robert Stephens

West Side Story (music by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins)1961. Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakaris

Opera in Video

Here find links to online streaming video from Opera in Video.

Macbeth DVD cover




Cast:  Renato Bruson, Mara Zampieri, James Morris, Dennis O'Neill, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor.


Fairy Queen DVD coverFairie Queen

Cast: Yvonne Kenny, Thomas Randle, Simon Rice, Richard Van Allan, Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera, leader Barry Griffiths.

Theatre in Video

Online streaming video from Theatre in Video.  Just click the link and enjoy!