The Two Traditions [videorecording]
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 2002. Viddisc. 00815 Central Reserve Audiovisual
Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language, meter, and verse. Barton and the actors address and analyze the question of how to understand Shakespeare's texts, citing examples of his plays, and, by contrast, the writings of other British authors of the period. Examples from Hamlet, Coriolanus, The merchant of Venice, and Othello.