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BBC Literary Adaptations in Video

This collection of nearly 200 hours is a treasure trove of BBC productions that includes more than 50 famous literary works, many that were buried in the BBC archive for decades. From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley, it contains a tremendous breadth of works. Talent like Mark Rylance, Yoko Ono, John Gielgud, Sir Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, and more make this product a must-have for theatre, drama, performing arts, and literature courses.  In addition to actual performances, the product includes titles like "Face to Face" and "Performance" where actors and directors discuss their craft.

BBC Literary Adaptations in Video is ideal for Drama and Performing Arts departments that want students to analyze the craft or specific performances and for  English and Literature departments to support teaching of literary works.

Product features

  • Many performances have never been seen since their original airing
  • Contains quality performances of famous literary works most often taught in or produced by theatre classes
  • Big name actors and directors are featured such as Mark Rylance, Yoko Ono, John Gielgud, Sir Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, and more
  • Interviews and spotlights of actors talking about the craft are included
  • Available on the enhanced Alexander Street Video Platform (https://video.alexanderstreet.com)

Content highlights

Purchasing information

  • For collection sale
  • Subscription and perpetual rights available
  • World-wide rights
  • For academic and public library use

BBC Literary Adaptations in Video is a key component of Theatre Performance and Design, which includes: