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DVD 1052.01-06

Anton Chekhov Collection

6 videodiscs:

A collection of plays by Anton Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.

Contents: Disc 1. Platonov (Originally broadcast May 23, 1971). Radio play : Wild honey (1989) -- Disc 2. The wood demon (Originally broadcast November 17, 1974). The proposal (Originally broadcast March 10, 1959) The wedding (Originally broadcast October 17, 1961) Radio plays. Ivanov (2001), Swan song (1965) -- Disc 3. The seagull (Originally broadcast February 5, 1978). An artist's story (Originally broadast February 2, 1974). -- Disc 4. Side A, Uncle Vanya (Originally broadcast November 8, 1970). Side B, Uncle Vanya (Originally broadcast October 12, 1991). -- Disc 5. The three sisters (Originally broadcast January 18, 1970). -- Disc 6. Side A, The cherry orchard (Originally broadcast April 17, 1962). Side B, The cherry orchard (Originally broadcast October 13, 1981).

DVD 1562.00


1 videodisc (147 min.)

Recorded at New York city’s historic Winter Garden Theatre in 1982, a Tony-nominated production, tells the story of King Arthur’s longing to create a perfectly principled kingdom, where violence is not strength and compassion is not weakness—which speaks to our time and for all time.


DVD 886.00


1 videodisc (121 min.)

Broadway musical based on Old Possum's book of practical cats by T.S. Eliot.

DVD 1501.00

Clarence Darrow

1 videodisc (80 min.)

In a rarely seen filmed version of his acclaimed one man show, Henry Fonda stars as controversial lawyer Clarence Darrow. Follow Darrow's reflections on his life, his passions, his personal disappointments, and his professional triumphs.

DVD 1557.00+


1 videodisc (132 min.)

2007 Tony Award winner for best revival of a musical, a musical comedy about a perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married but slightly envious friends.    

DVD 961.00                                                                

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

1 videodisc (90 min.)

A three-man troupe performs all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes.

DVD 1560.00

Cyrano De Bergerac

1 videodisc (141 min.)

The big-nosed poet and philosopher Cyrano (played by Kevin Kline) feeds the handsome but empty-headed lover Christian (Daniel Sunkjata) the honey’d words to win the love of the beautiful Roxane (Jennifer Garner) in this classic tale of romance and tragedy.

DVD 1050.00

The Henrik Ibsen Collection

6 videodiscs:

The BBC has worked tirelessly to bring the works of playwright Henrik Ibsen to the screen. This collection includes 10 adaptations of Ibsen's work and features performances from lauded actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Charles Dance.

Contents: Disc 1. Brand (1959) -- A doll's house (1992) -- Disc 2. Ghosts (1987) -- Disc 3. An enemy of the people (1980)--The wild duck (1971) -- Disc 4. Hedda Gabler (1962) -- The lady from the sea (1971) -- Disc 5. The master builder (1958) -- The master builder (1988) -- Disc 6. Little Eyolf (1982).

DVD 1089.00

Into the Woods

1 videodisc (153 min.):

The fairy tale characters of Little Red Ridinghood, Cinderella, and Jack (and the Beanstalk) are linked together with the characters of a baker and his wife. Their stories intertwine as they all search for something different in the woods. After they have all found happiness, they must band together to fight the giant.

DVD 1556.00

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

1 videodisc (134 min.)

Adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, starring David Hasselhoff portraying the brilliant Dr. Jekyll and his evil alter ego, Mr.Hyde.

DVD 1567.00

June Moon

1 videodisc (90 min.)

A musical comedy paying homage to the heyday of Tin Pan Alley, featuring a gullible lyricist and a composer who claims as his big hit a ditty called “Paprika…the Spice of My Life.”

DVD 1087.00

Kiss Me Kate

1 videodisc (147 min.):

The first Broadway revival in nearly 50 years of the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter. Recounts the backstage and on-stage antics of two feuding romances during an out-of-town tryout for a musical adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew.

DVD 1121.00

Macbeth, Variant title: Orson Welles' Macbeth

1 videodisc (107 min.)

Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction.

DVD 1091.00

The Man Who Came to Dinner

1 videodisc (166 min.):

The story of a noted critic and social celebrity who is stranded at the Stanley family's Midwestern home after injuring his hip on their property.

DVD 1500.00

Mark Twain Tonight!

1 videodisc (90 min.)

Hal Holbrook’s classic performance captures the flamboyant humor and irreverence of Mark Twain. In a landmark one-man show from Broadway, it was first broadcast on television in 1967 and was acclaimed as one of the high points in television history.

DVD 1564.00

Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue

1 videodisc (102 min.)

When a parishioner offers to make a large donation to Mt Saint Helen’s School if the sisters agree to perform in Las Vegas, the adventure begins. The sisters don feathers and sequins and head for Sin City.

DVD 1558.00


1 videodisc (112 min.)

The Little Sisters of Hoboken display their divine talents in a zany benefit revue. In an effort to raise money for their fallen Sisters-unfortunate victims of a convent cooking accident-the nuns show the lighter side of being Catholic.

DVD 1086.00


1 videodisc (180 min.):

The classic Broadway musical in a new production for London audiences.

DVD 724.00


1 videodisc (123 min.)

In this dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello and Iago and culminate in the tragic death of Desdemona.

DVD 921.00

Our town

1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)

Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century.

DVD 1085.00


1 videodisc (115 min.):

Broadway musical (2002) that chronicles of the redemptive power of love. In 19th Century Italy, handsome soldier Giorgio is embroiled in a steamy affair with lovely and married Clara. After being transferred to a remote military outpost, he meets a more homely woman, Fosca, who falls in love with Giorgio. He resists her affections but gradually Giorgio learns to appreciate what is truly beautiful about Fosca.

DVD 1565


1 videodisc (112 min.)

Based on the medieval legend of Charlemange’s son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the story is a parable about a young man’s search for “something worthwhile I can do with my life.” Bob Fosse’s smash musical from 1981.

DVD 1563.00

Pirates of Penzance

1 videodisc (120 min.)

The raucous operatic tale by Gilbert & Sullivan, with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt as the Pirate King and the lovely and virginal Mabel. When Mabel and Frederic, a young pirate bound to serve the Pirate King, fall in love, complications arise and high-spirited antics ensue.

DVD 1566.00

Secret Service

1 videodisc (120 min.)

Thriller about a Union spy (John Lithgow) working to seize control of the telegraph office in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. Suspicious about the spy’s false orders, a southern agent uses a local girl (Meryl Streep) as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap to catch the spy.

DVD 1559.00

Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

1 videodisc (102 min.)

Some of the most popular hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s come alive in this smash hit featuring the songs of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; the energetic and engaging cast showcase songs such as “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” and countless other favorites.        

DVD 1090.00

Sunday in the Park with George

1 videodisc (146 min.):

Broadway musical loosely based on the life of pointillist artist Georges Seurat.

DVD 1561.00

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1 videodisc (139 min.)

Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. So Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles, the secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner-in-crime barber Sweeney Todd. The show won 8 Tony awards, including best musical.

DVD 1569.00

Uncommon Women and Others

1 videodisc (90 min.)

Three former classmates meet seven years after their graduation to assess whether they have achieved their youthful goals. The friends were all part of a group dubbed “uncommon” because there were expected to be “amazing” before they reached thirty. They relive their senior year and examine the influences that shaped them and how they are facing adulthood at the height of the women’s movement.     

DVD 1568.00

When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate

Lively, spirit-lifting musical celebrating the sheer joy—and survival—of black music, song and poetry since the days of America’s Civil War to the modern era, from gospel to disco, slave sermons to contemporary poetry.



DVD 1238.01-.04

A Film trilogy by Ingmar Bergman, the notable Swedish filmmaker: Through a glass darkly. Winter light. The silence. Film performances (not live onstage).

4 videodiscs.

Drawing on Bergman's own upbringing and ongoing spiritual crises, the films of the trilogy examine the necessity of religion and question the promise of faith. New high-definition digital transfers of the trilogy films, with restored image and sound.

DVD 1667.00


1 videodisc (130 min.)

Was Shakespeare a fraud? Who really wrote about cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne? Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays.

DVD 1267.00

Face to face: an amateur's video guide to performance makeup

3 videodiscs (301 min.)

An instructional video demonstration of effective application of makeup.

Contents: v. 1. Act one: creating a character. Act two: basic stage makeup (119 min.) -- v. 2. Act three: special applications. Act four: fantasy makeup (92 min.) -- v. 3. Act four (continued): fantasy makeup. Act five: cleaning up (90 min.).  Summary: