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About BBC Shakespeare Plays

BBC Shakespeare Plays, from Ambrose Digital, is a video collection of 37 Shakespeare plays created for BBC television from 1978-1985.  Performers include Sir John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York, Alan Richman, John Cleese and Derek Jacobi.

Who can use BBC Shakespeare Plays?

This streaming video database is available on-campus and off-campus to current Vol State students, faculty, and staff

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Video accessibility

BBC Shakespeare Plays meet accessibility standards. The video are closed-captioned with transcripts.

Ambrose Digital: Terms of Service

Volunteer State Community Colleges has purchased institutional access for BBC Shakespeare Plays from Ambrose Digital. Videos may be shown in a Vol State classroom, embedded in a Vol State eLearn course, or viewed by individuals while currently affiliated with the College. International and US copyright laws apply.