Filmography – William Shakespeare

The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library … Continue reading “Filmography – William Shakespeare”

The Media Services contribution to the Library Subject Guides is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (www.catalog.wrlc.org)

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Here’s a small sampling of what can be found in the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Filmography:

All’s well that ends well. 2000. 1 videodisc (141 min.). William Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband. DVD 3191

All’s well that ends well. 1980. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (142 min.). William Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband. Streaming video

Hamlet The Royal Shakespeare Company Production Starring David Tennant. 2009. 1 streaming video file (215 min.). Called the greatest Hamlet of his generationby Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players-including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant’s forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor. Original broadcast title: Hamlet. An Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company Production. (2 parts, 88 minutes and 94 minutes). Streaming video

Henry VI Part I. 2000. 1 videodisc (185 min.). A dramatization by Shakespeare of King Henry VI’s early days as king and the beginning of the long civil wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster. In the war with France, England is being driven off French soil. True to the popular view of the time, the French heroine Joan of Arc is characterized as a “minister of hell” and a wanton. DVD 3201

Henry VI Part II. 2000. 1 videodisc (212 min.). A drama of the civil war between The House of York and The House of Lancaster. Henry marries Lady Margaret of Anjou, but she despises him for his meekness and takes Suffolk as a lover. The new Queen, who also hates the Yorks (the White Roses), becomes the inspiration of the Lancastrians (the Red Roses). She and her followers are pitted against Richard, Duke of York, and his supporters, who include the Earl of Warwick, also known as “the King maker.”. DVD 3202

Henry VI Part III. 2000. 1 videodisc (210 min.). Concludes the King Henry VI chronicles with the War of the Roses. York, as victor at St. Albans, contemptuously forces Henry to give him succession to the crown. The merciless Margaret captures and kills York, only to be captured herself and compelled to watch as the Yorkists slay her son. In a powerful soliloquy, the vile Duke of Gloucester reveals his plans to murder Henry VI. DVD 3203

Macbeth. 1982. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (148 min.). Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes. Streaming video

Macbeth A Critical Guide. 1997. 1 streaming video file (33 min.). In this program, the major themes of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedy are investigated by noted experts. Analyzing key scenes from an award-winning film production, Professor Robert Smallwood of the Shakespeare Centre and Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Institute examine how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes during the course of the play; how Banquo’s character serves as a counterpart to Macbeth’s; whether Macbeth’s character is at all admirable; and whether the play confirms that all tragedies are uniformly pessimistic. Host Graham MacTavish, an actor with the Stratford Shakespeare Company, establishes context and background for the play. (33 minutes). Streaming video

Macbeth Shakespeare for the Modern Age. 2003. 1 streaming video file (37 min.). This condensed adaptation of Macbeth, performed by experienced Shakespearean actors of the innovative Big Adventures Theatre Company, uses the Bard’s own immortal words to tell the story of Duncan King, head of King Enterprises, and his scheming employee, Macbeth, recently awarded the coveted Cawdor contract. After Macbeth’s fateful meeting with three saucy witches-not on the heath, but at the Heath Nightclub-the tragedy unfolds, leading to the inevitable showdown in which Macduff shoots Macbeth. E-mail, cell phones, and stretch limos all have their place in this intriguing film. Guaranteed to catch the interest of teenage and adult viewers alike. (37 minutes). Streaming video

Shakespeare in love.
1998. 1 videodisc (122 min.). When Will Shakespeare needs inspiration to break a bad case of writer’s block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he’ll have to learn about his new love; not only is she promised to marry someone else, she’s successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will’s latest production. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 76

Silent Shakespeare. 1999. 1 videodisc (89 min). In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a “lowbrow” medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color. DVD 193

Titus Andronicus
. 1985. The complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare. 1 streaming video (168 min.). William Shakespeare’s tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction. Streaming video

Titus. 2000. 2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.). Presents the story of a victorious Roman general whose rigid code of honor and duty proves to be his downfall. A shocking journey into the depths of the human heart, a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme. DVD 197

See the full two part Willam Shakespeare filmography here.

Selected New Home Use Titles in Media Services

Check out these titles that were recently added to the Media Services Home Use Collection: Blair witch project – HU DVD 24 Network – HU DVD 26 General – HU DVD 34 Working with Orson Welles – HU DVD 71 Sense of life – HU DVD 72 Romeo and Juliet – HU DVD 75 Hangmen … Continue reading “Selected New Home Use Titles in Media Services”

Check out these titles that were recently added to the Media Services Home Use Collection:

Blair witch project – HU DVD 24

Network – HU DVD 26

General – HU DVD 34

Working with Orson Welles – HU DVD 71

Sense of life – HU DVD 72

Romeo and Juliet – HU DVD 75

Hangmen also die – HU DVD 106

Divine trash – HU DVD 177

Champion – HU DVD 211

Strangers in good company – HU DVD 212

Psycho – HU DVD 411

Untouchables – HU DVD 996

Edward Munch – HU DVD 1912

Black girl – HU DVD 1953

Balseros – HU DVD 4247

Charlie Wilson’s war – HU DVD 4309

Curb your enthusiasm, seasons 4-7 – HU DVD 5217

Zack and Miri make a porno – HU DVD 5313

House, M.D., season six – HU DVD 5485

Dexter, season 5 – HU DVD 6647

Eastbound and down, seasons 1 and 2– HU DVD 7041

Steig Larsson trilogy bonus disc, the – HU DVD 7894

Kick ass – BLU-RAY HU DVD 8005

Erine Kovacs collection, Early years, the – HU DVD 8651

Erine Kovacs collection, NBC morning show, the – HU DVD 8652

Erine Kovacs collection, NBC evening show, the – HU DVD 8653

Erine Kovacs collection, Late 1950’s, the – HU DVD 8654

Erine Kovacs collection, ABC specials – HU DVD 8655

Erine Kovacs collection, Classic pieces – HU DVD 8656

Moontide – HU DVD 8660

Accion mutante – HU DVD 8673

Sex is comedy – HU DVD 8674

Funny face – HU DVD 8675

Serpico – HU DVD 8676

Bad Lieutenant, port of call New Orleans – HU DVD 8684

Waitress – HU DVD 8685

Unborn in the USA – HU DVD 8686

Sunshine – HU DVD 8687

Cutter’s way – HU DVD 8688

Walk on water – HU DVD 8689

Bedazzled (1967) – HU DVD 8691

Bedazzled – HU DVD 8692

Tillman story – HU DVD 8693

You don’t know Jack – HU DVD 8694

Public speaking – HU DVD 8695

Undertow – HU DVD 8696

Spine tingler – HU DVD 8697

Aftershock – HU DVD 8698

Madagascar – HU DVD 8699

13 assassins – HU DVD 8700

Forgetting Sarah Marshall – HU DVD 8701

Guest of Cindy Sherman – HU DVD 8702

My dog Tulip – HU DVD 8703

Illusionist, the – HU DVD 8704

Illusionist, the – BLU-RAY HU DVD 8704

Another year – HU DVD 8705

Another year – BLU-RAY HU DVD 8705

Dive! – HU DVD 8706

Vanishing of the bees – HU DVD 8707

Best gay shorts – HU DVD 8711

Best lesbian shorts – HU DVD 8712

Stash 36 – HU DVD 8760

To walk with lions – HU DVD 8770

I dreamed of Africa – HU DVD 8771

46664, the event – HU DVD 8772

Cautiva – HU DVD 8773

Scandal – HU DVD 8774

Lost boys – HU DVD 8775

Shooter – HU DVD 8776

Monte walsh – HU DVD 8777

WUSA – HU DVD 8778

Old school – HU DVD 8779

Captive city – HU DVD 8780

Tomorrow’s children – HU DVD 8781

My blueberry nights – HU DVD 8782

Pirate movie – HU DVD 8783

Pirate – HU DVD 8784

Hook – HU DVD 8785

Blackbeard the pirate – HU DVD 8786

Buccaneers – HU DVD 8787

Cyrus – HU DVD 8788

Everything is illuminated – HU DVD 8788

Tangled – HU DVD 8789

Tangled – BLU-RAY HU DVD 8789

Tom horn – HU DVD 8790

White sheik – HU DVD 8800

Before Stonewall – HU DVD 8801*

After Stonewall – HU DVD 8802*

Fond kiss – HU DVD 8803

Deal – HU DVD 8804

Taxi zum klo – HU DVD 8805

Down and out in Beverly Hills – HU DVD 8806

Under the volcano – HU DVD 8807

Welcome to Sarajevo – HU DVD 8808

Before it rains – HU DVD 8809

Singing revolution – HU DVD 8810

Classic western round-up, volume 1 – HU DVD 8831

Added copies of popular home-use collection titles!

check ’em out! High noon – HU DVD 4* Sliding Doors – HU DVD 10* Big Lebowski – HU DVD 25* Apocalypse now – HU DVD 27* Nixon – HU DVD 28* The Graduate – HU DVD 29* General, the – HU DVD 34* Dr. Strangelove – HU DVD 37* Do the Right Thing – … Continue reading “Added copies of popular home-use collection titles!”

check ’em out!

High noon – HU DVD 4*

Sliding Doors – HU DVD 10*

Big Lebowski – HU DVD 25*

Apocalypse now – HU DVD 27*

Nixon – HU DVD 28*

The Graduate – HU DVD 29*

General, the – HU DVD 34*

Dr. Strangelove – HU DVD 37*

Do the Right Thing – HU DVD 38*

Battleship Potemkin – HU DVD 43*

Double indemnity – HU DVD 51*

Rebel without a cause – HU DVD 52*

Chinatown – HU DVD 54*

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest – HU DVD 55*

Videodrome – HU DVD 64*

Psycho – HU DVD 77*

Henry V – HU DVD 84*

Dinner game, the – HU DVD 87*

Run Lola Run – HU DVD 92*

Mr. Smith goes to Washington – HU DVD 102*

Last year at Marienbad – HU DVD 135*

Two women – HU DVD 139*

Casablanca – HU DVD 150*

Grand illusion – HU DVD 213*

Bamboozled – HU DVD 220*

Thirteen Days – HU DVD 222*

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – HU DVD 271*

Boyz N the Hood – HU DVD 327*

Wall street – HU DVD 329*

Requiem For a Dream – HU DVD 344*

Triumph of the Will – HU DVD 351*

Rear window – HU DVD 368*

Rashomon – HU DVD 370*

Hidden Fortress, The – HU DVD 376*

Lone star – HU DVD 379*

Yojimbo – HU DVD 391*

The Shawshank Redemption – HU DVD 405*

The Gleaners and I – HU DVD 417*

Y Tu Mama Tambien – HU DVD 454*

Breathless – HU DVD 456*

Mon Oncle Antoine – HU DVD 457*

The Conversation – HU DVD 537*

Day for Night – HU DVD 549*

Unforgiven – HU DVD 0582*

Gangs of New York – HU DVD 590*

The Player – HU DVD 614*

Bowling for Columbine – HU DVD 616*

Birth of a nation – HU DVD 640*

Wild strawberries – HU DVD 651*

Lost in translation – HU DVD 741*

Angels in America – HU DVD 774*

Fahrenheit 9/11 – HU DVD 775*

Ghosts of Rwanda – HU DVD 824*

Silence of the Lambs – HU DVD 925*

Falling Down – HU DVD 945*

Goodbye Lenin! – HU DVD 946*

Battle of Algiers – HU DVD 950*

Rocky – HU DVD 951*

The Untouchables – HU DVD 996*

Maria Full of Grace – HU DVD 1007*

Born on the 4th of July – HU DVD 1159*

I, The Worst of All – HU DVD 1162*

Strawberry & Chocolate – HU DVD 1163*

Like water for chocolate – HU DVD 1164*

L’Auberge Espagnole – HU DVD 1311*

Saving Private Ryan – HU DVD 1313*

State of Fear – HU DVD 1523*

Bonnie and Clyde – HU DVD 1605*

Haine, la – HU DVD 1639*

The Mission – HU DVD 1664*

JFK – HU DVD 1667*

Natural born killers – HU DVD 1670*

Doors, the – HU DVD 1691*

Enron: The smartest guys in the room – HU DVD 1700*

The Secret in Their Eyes – HU DVD 1704*

Crash – HU DVD 1736*

The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance – HU DVD 1809*

Good night and good luck – HU DVD 1870*

Judgment at Nuremberg – HU DVD 1887*

Repulsion – HU DVD 1944*

Gattaca – HU DVD 1949*

Harold and Maude – HU DVD 1962*

Lord of War – HU DVD 2097*

Darwin’s nightmare – HU DVD 2136*

Death and the Maiden – HU DVD 2149*

Blue vinyl – HU DVD 2188*

North by Northwest – HU DVD 2217*

Bob Dylan: don’t look back – HU DVD 2281*

Blood diamond – HU DVD 2362*

Little miss sunshine – HU DVD 2375*

Fargo – HU DVD 2393*

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – HU DVD 2443*

All About my Mother – HU DVD 2446*

The Departed – HU DVD 2473*

Babel – HU DVD 2576*

Children of Men – HU DVD 2631*

Garden state – HU DVD 2709*

Zodiac – HU DVD 2982*

Lives of others – HU DVD 3070*

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark – HU DVD 3251*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 1 – HU DVD 3441*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 2 – HU DVD 3442*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 3 – HU DVD 3443*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 4– HU DVD 3444*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 5 – HU DVD 3445*

Freaks and Geeks, Disc 6 – HU DVD 3446*

Grapes of Wrath – HU DVD 3486*

Love actually – HU DVD 3510*

Wings of desire – HU DVD 3520*

Eastern promises – HU DVD 3665*

hakde! India – HU DVD 3688

Ratatouille – HU DVD 3814*

The Prestige – HU DVD 3831*

No Country for Old men– HU DVD 3882*

Darjeeling limited – HU DVD 3945*

Across the universe – HU DVD 3985*

Dick – HU DVD 4094*

Atonement – HU DVD 4142*

There Will be Blood – HU DVD 4196*

Knocked Up – HU DVD 4166*

Juno – HU DVD 4203*

La Vie En Rose – HU DVD 4228*

Persepolis – HU DVD 4498*

Reservoir Dogs – HU DVD 4676*

Big fish – HU DVD 4712*

Vicky Cristina Barcelona – HU DVD 4776*

Solaris – HU DVD 4830*

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – HU DVD 5070*

400 blows – HU DVD 5251*

Burn after reading – HU DVD 5377*

Holiday – HU DVD 5407*

Milk – HU DVD 5460*

Rachel Getting Married – HU DVD 5501*

Synecdoche, New York – HU DVD 5557*

Doubt – HU DVD 5610*

City of lost children, the – HU DVD 5637*

The Wrestler – HU DVD 5680*
Slumdog Millionaire – HU DVD 5743*

W – HU DVD 5829*

Curious Case of Benjamin Button – HU DVD 5917*

Waltz With Bashir – HU DVD 6000*

Revolutionary Road – HU DVD 6004*

Harry potter and the half-blood prince – HU DVD 6046*

Bienvenue Chez les Ch’Tis – HU DVD 6197*

Moliere – HU DVD 6599*

The Most Dangerous Man in America – HU DVD 6630*

District 9 – HU DVD 6686*

Up! – HU DVD 6690*

Battle of Chile, disc 1 – HU DVD 6791*

Battle of Chile, disc 2 – HU DVD 6792*

Battle of Chile, disc 3 – HU DVD 6793*

Battle of Chile, disc 4 – HU DVD 6794*

A Serious Man – HU DVD 6904*

Neria – HU DVD 6979

Avatar – HU DVD 7045*

Fantastic Mr. Fox – HU DVD 7046*

In the loop – HU DVD 7060*

High fidelity – HU DVD 7069*

In Bruges – HU DVD 7081*

Julie and Julia – HU DVD 7096*

Invictus – HU DVD 7099*

Where the Wild Things Are – HU DVD 7208*

Taken – HU DVD 7230*

Up in the Air – HU DVD 7242*

A Single Man – HU DVD 7250*

Alice in Wonderland – HU DVD 7719*

Crazy heart – HU DVD 7727*

Layer cake – HU DVD 7777*

I love you, man – HU DVD 7778*

Matrix – HU DVD 7841*

Girl with the dragon tattoo, the – HU DVD 7891*

Girl who played with fire, the – HU DVD 7892*

Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest, the – HU DVD 7893*

Exit through the gift shop – HU DVD 7959*

Inception – HU DVD 8000*

Kick ass – HU DVD 8005*

I am love – HU DVD 8007*

Solitary Man – HU DVD 8008*

Waiting for superman – HU DVD 8017*

Milk of sorrow – HU DVD 8084*

Koyaanisqatsi – HU DVD 8631*

Cautiva – HU DVD 8773*

Lost boys, the – HU DVD 8775*

Before Stonewall – HU DVD 8801*

After Stonewall – HU DVD 8802*

Media Services Has a New Facebook Fan Page!!

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Media Services now has a new Facebook Fan Page. We’ve had a Facebook page for a few years, but we’re now migrating to a fan page for easier access. We welcome all friends and alumni of Media Services to like and frequent our new fan page, and that includes YOU!

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The New TVs Are In!!

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That’s right, we’ve said goodbye to our little old televisions and now each viewing station is equipped with a brand new 22″ LCD HD TV. The photo doesn’t quite capture the improvement of the picture quality at our viewing stations. You’ll have to come and see for yourself!

Student, Faculty, and Staff Picks!

Nominate a video from the Media Services collection to be highlighted on our new Student, Staff, and Faculty Picks page. Come into Media Services and grab a nomination slip right by the door. Write down the title of one of your favorites from our collection and the reason you are nominating it. Thoughtful responses will … Continue reading “Student, Faculty, and Staff Picks!”


Nominate a video from the Media Services collection to be highlighted on our new Student, Staff, and Faculty Picks page.
Come into Media Services and grab a nomination slip right by the door. Write down the title of one of your favorites from our collection and the reason you are nominating it.

Thoughtful responses will be given priority.

Now in Media Services!! New Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Cameras for Checkout

Media Services is now circulating two Kodak Zi8 pocket video cameras! Any faculty member or student can check them out. Think of these cameras as more versatile FlipCams. They circulate the same length (3 days). Come and check one out to shoot your next video project! If you’re curious of the differences, here’s a side … Continue reading “Now in Media Services!! New Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Cameras for Checkout”



Media Services is now circulating two Kodak Zi8 pocket video cameras! Any faculty member or student can check them out.
Think of these cameras as more versatile FlipCams. They circulate the same length (3 days). Come and check one out to shoot your next video project!

If you’re curious of the differences, here’s a side by side comparison of the two.