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Theatrical Plays on DVD at the Leavey Library: Titles T-U

Titles T-U

The Taming of the Shrew (American Conservatory Theater) and The Taming of the Shrew (Globe on Screen)
"A commedia dell'arte production of Shakespeare's play about the courtship of a beautiful but sharp-tempered woman by her persistent suitor."

The Tempest
"Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place."

Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
"Set in a fictional Latin American country populated by a worn-out Casanova, a nostalgic Camille, and a disillusioned Byron, Tennessee Williams' allegorical one-act play stars Martin Sheen as an American G.I. named Kilroy, an ex-boxer with the soul of a poet."

Three Sisters
"Three Sisters is a naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world. It describes the lives and aspirations of the Prozorov family, the three sisters (Olga, Masha, and Irina) and their brother Andrei. They are a family dissatisfied and frustrated with their present existence. The sisters are refined and cultured young women who grew up in urban Moscow; however for the past eleven years they have been living in a small provincial town."

A Touch of the Poet
"Set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, the play centers on Cornelius Melody ... a proud Irishman who clings to memories of European genitility ... explores its characters' conflicts with reality and illusion, as well as their joys and sorrows in love."

Trial of the Moke
"This play is based on the tragic story of the first Africa-American to graduate from West Point, Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper. He was framed by white officers who accused him to embezzling government funds. Ninety-five years later he was vindicated."

Uncle Vanya (Hopkins)Uncle Vanya (Holm)
"Uncle Vanya is unique among Chekhov's major plays because it is essentially an extensive reworking of his own play published a decade earlier, The Wood Demon. By elucidating the specific changes Chekhov made during the revision process -- these include reducing the cast-list from almost two-dozen down to a lean nine, changing the climactic suicide of the The Wood Demon into the famous failed homicide of Uncle Vanya, and altering the original happy ending into a more problematic, less final resolution ..."

Uncommon Women and Others
"An adaptation for television of the Phoenix Theatre's production of Wendy Wasserstein's play about five friends who hold a reunion seven years after their graduation from Mount Holyoke."