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Shakespeare's Women


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  • Actors: Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Sarah Bernhardt, John Barrymore, Frederick Warde
  • Directors: Phillip Schopper
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PW3UG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,671 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Shakespeare's Women" on IMDb

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  • Claire Bloom Biography and filmography
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Product Description

In this charming film, British actress Claire Bloom takes an insightful look at the art of Shakespearean acting with rich portrayals of many of Shakespeare's most memorable women including Portia, Rosalind, Imogen and Juliet. Included are a series of riveting solo reads as well as excerpts from television productions and her famous films with Laurence Olivier and Derek Jacobi.

Bloom relates her experiences playing Shakespeare's heroines throughout her long career, beginning at age 17 as Ophelia at Stratford-on-Avon, as well her prosperous years as Juliet on stage and her movie debut with Charlie Chaplin in Limelight. Bloom also provides a clear and absorbing introduction to the literature that has captivated audiences for centuries.

Shakespeare's Women will provide lovers of the Bard, and of acting in general, with an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

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Few living actresses know more about playing the Bard's heroines than Claire Bloom. Your eyes will be well served by her impeccable deliveries of soliloquies by Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Imogen, Emilia and Volumnia, and your eyes delighted by film clips of her past performances as Lady Anne and Gertrude! --Philadelphia Inquirer

This charming film is a model of how to present high art to a broad audience without losing either the art or the audience. --The Hollywood Reporter

Lovers of the Bard! A wise, witty and charming look at the art of Shakespearean acting! --Hollywood Reporter

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2013
Format: DVD
For people not familiar with Shakespeare or just have a cursory knowledge of Shakespeare, This is a perfect introductory to most of the plays. For those people who know most of the major Shakespeare plays. This is a perfect introductory to some of the more less well-known Shakespeare plays.

The focus of this presentation as you can see from the title "Shakespeare's Women" focuses mostly on the women's roles, many of which were played by Claire Bloom herself. We are lucky to have Claire Bloom as the narrator and introducer as whom else would know better of the evolution of Shakespeare plays, then Claire Bloom?

Another great advantage of this presentation is just having Claire Bloom as the single narrator instead of a whole bunch of sound bites were we bounce off of one so-called expert to the next so-called expert and back again and back again.

Many of the film clips are from movies and recorded plays that I have seen but there are quite a few were new to me and I am not sure where I can get them. This alone is worth purchasing this documentary.
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By J. E. Bruml on August 18, 2013
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Ms Bloom is an extremely talented actress yet somehow this film did not work for me. It did not seem to have much flow and I was disappointed in the various sections taken out of context. Not my favorite piece of work.
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