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Famous Authors - William Shakespeare
Famous Authors - William Shakespeare
Director: Malcolm Hossick
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 30min

"Drawing on old maps, contemporary drawings and paintings, portraits and other archive material, the excellent Famous Authors series not only presents a factual outline of the writers? lives, but also conveys a clear visua...  more »

     
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Director: Malcolm Hossick
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Biography
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/25/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Weak Biography
Still Learning | USA | 04/24/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I just purchased this DVD for use in my high school English classes, and I am quite disappointed to find that it contains very little biographical content about Shakespeare or discussion of his works. Instead, much of the half-hour program is devoted to Elizabethan architecture, London attractions of the time, and even clothing styles worn. This might be useful for someone interested solely in the historical context of Shakespeare's writing, but viewers will learn little about the playwright himself, or his world-changing plays."