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BBC Literary Adaptations in Video: Volumes 1 & 2

Volume 1: 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.

Volume 2: NOW AVAILABLE! Building on the strength of the first volume, BBC Literary Adaptations in Video, Volume 2 will bring more than 250 additional hours of literary works to students, faculty, researchers, and library patrons.  Adding performances of works like Persuasion and Les Miserables and talents including Olivia Colman, Minnie Driver, Julian Glover, Harvey Keitel, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren, and more, this volume is a must-have for the theatre, drama, performing arts, and literature disciplines.

BBC Literary Adaptations in Video: Volumes 1 & 2  are ideal for:

  • Drama and Performing Arts departments that want students to analyze the craft or specific performances

  • 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
  • Respected 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

Volume 1 content highlights:

Volume 2 content highlights:

Purchasing information

  • For collection sale
  • Volumes 1 and 2 can be sold separately or together
  • Perpetual rights only
  • World-wide rights
  • For academic and public library use

 

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