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Opus Arte, 2010, 2 hours 27 minutes
Director: Thea Sharrock
Performers: Bird Philip, Sophie Duval, Naomi Frederick, Brendan Hughes, Jack Laskey, Trevor Martin, Tim McMullan, Jamie Parker, Laura Rogers, Dominic Rowan
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Call Number: UCF CMC DVD Collection -- DVD 822.33Sha
"Series produced in Russia and Wales. Christmas Films with S4C in association with BBC Wales, Home Box Office and Fujisankei."
Disc 1: Tempest / directed by Stanislav Sokolov (25 min.) -- Midsummer night's dream / directed, designed and animated by Robert Saakiants (25 min.)-- As you like it / directed by Alexei Karayev (25 min.) -- Disc 2: Hamlet / directed by Natalia Orlova (25 min.) -- Julius Caesar / directed by Yuri Kulakov -- Richard III / directed by Natasha Orlova (25 min.) -- Disc 3: Romeo and Juliet / directed by Efim Gambourg (25 min.) -- Othello / directed and designed by Nikolai Serebriakov (25 min.) -- Winter's tale / directed by Stanislav Sokolov (25 mn.) -- Disc 4: Macbeth / directed by Nikolai Serebriakov (25 min.) -- Taming of the shrew / directed by Aida Ziablikova (25 min.) -- Twelfth night / directed by Maria Muat (25 min.).
Featuring the voice talents of Antony Sher, Joss Ackland, Jenny Agutter, with others. check availability
Shakespeare Uncovered, Series I, 2013, 53 minutes
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Joely Richardson looks into a pair of cross-dressing comedies, with their missing twins, mistaken identities, and characters in disguise: Shakespeare's As You Like It and Twelfth Night."
"As You Like It has sometimes seemed a subversive play that exposes the instability of gender roles and traditional values. In other eras it has been prized - or derided - as a reliable celebration of conventional social mores. The play's ability to encompass these extremes tells an interesting story about changing cultural and theatrical practices. This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The introduction examines how changing conceptions of gender roles have affected the portrayal of Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's greatest comic heroines. The striking differences between the British tradition and the freer treatment the play has received abroad are discussed, as well as the politics of court versus country. The commentary, printed alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have shaped the play in performance."