Sunday, August 16, 2009

TV Video Clips: Ovation TV Presents a Summer Shakespeare Fest

Ovation TV Presents a Summer Shakespeare Fest
"The Good, The Bard, The Ugly"
August 16 - August 23

Featuring Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"Summer is a wonderful time to see Shakespeare in the park or at a festival, but now Ovation TV is bringing a great Shakespearean experience even closer to home. Beginning August 16, you can see outstanding productions of the Bard’s most famous plays from front-row seats in your living room."

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Twelfth Night

"After a tragic shipwreck, siblings Viola and Sebastian are separated and think the other is dead. Landing in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and becomes a trusted friend of Count Orsino in this Shakespeare comedy."

A Midsummer Night's Dream

"A star-studded film version of Shakespeare's comedy performed by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Helen Mirren, Judy Dench, and Ian Holm. Four young lovers' romantic intrigues are confused and complicated by entering the forest where Oberon, the mischievous King of the Fairies and his Queen, Titania, preside. Premieres August 17, 8pm ET/PT. Part of "The Good, The Bard The Ugly"

Richard III

"Shakespeare's classic play in this gritty update takes place in a fascist London during the 1930s. This cinematic triumph stars Ian McKellen as the ruthless younger brother of the newly crowned King Edward who will stop at nothing to claim the throne for himself. Premieres August 18, 8pm ET/PT. Part of "The Good, The Bard, The Ugly"

Also Playing:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
On Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Based on Tom Stoppard's absurdist play from the 60s, following the misadventures of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two bumbling characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet."


"A contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play, set in New York City circa 2000 - a world of laptops and limousines. Starring Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, and Julia Stiles. Airing August 20, 8pm ET/PT. Part of "The Good, The Bard, The Ugly"