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The Standard Deviants - Shakespeare Tragedies - Othello, Macbeth, King Lear
The Standard Deviants - Shakespeare Tragedies - Othello Macbeth King Lear
Actor: Standard Deviants
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television, Educational
NR     2000     0hr 45min

This DVD examines three plays that reveal Shakespeare at his height as a writer of tragedies. This trio of tragedies contains Shakespeare's variations on the tragic figure: A man destroyed by jealousy (Othello), a man dest...  more »

     
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Actor: Standard Deviants
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television, Educational
Sub-Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television, Educational
Studio: Cerebellum Corporation
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/08/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 0hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

How things change?
08/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At school I hated Shakespeare, I hated the person who 'taught' it to me and I wasn't all that fond of some of my classmates. Which is a shame because I now love Shakespeare, I think it is something you grow into and begin to appreciate later on. However, many people are put off by school-time study of Shakespeare and as such miss out on something very special.This DVD does a great job in reducing that. I wish I had this when I was in school. Great watch, very interesting approach. Something for everybody."
Great Deviant view on Shakespeare
12/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed this take on Shakespeare, mainly because it breaks down these plays in ways that help you gain an understanding and appreciation of just how good the Bard's work was. I would highly recommend them to anyone studying the plays or just a casual fan. Fun, fun style and good looking and funny actors."
Good intro/review
Frederick Christian Franck | MD | 07/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a high school English teacher and I thought it was amazing how this video covered every single element of the plays that I focus on, and added a few other insights that I now have added to my plans. Covers language use, symbolism, characters, plot, irony, etc. For Lear includes an interesting bit about how the play incorporates elements of the Fairy Tale. Genuinely interesting from start to (nearly 2 hour long) finish."