Ages of Man

Overview

This unique stage production toplines the eminent actor Sir John Gielgud. Working from an adaptation of an anthology by George Rylands, Gielgud appears on-camera and dramatically recites a selection of Shakespearean sonnets and monologues that pay homage to the universal journey that we all take from birth to death - collectively titled Ages of Man. Gielgud originally performed this material onstage, and won a special Tony Award for it, "For [his] contribution to theatre [and] his extraordinary insight into the ...
See more details below
DVD (B&W)
$27.17
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $18.65   
  • New (7) from $18.65   
  • Used (2) from $24.41   

Overview

This unique stage production toplines the eminent actor Sir John Gielgud. Working from an adaptation of an anthology by George Rylands, Gielgud appears on-camera and dramatically recites a selection of Shakespearean sonnets and monologues that pay homage to the universal journey that we all take from birth to death - collectively titled Ages of Man. Gielgud originally performed this material onstage, and won a special Tony Award for it, "For [his] contribution to theatre [and] his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare." The version that appears in this release was staged and shot for television, and broadcast on CBS in 1966; it won Gielgud an Emmy.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

12-page booklet with written contributions by theatre critic Michael Billington and the archive of American Television; Excerpt from Ian McKellen's "Acting Shakespeare"
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2010
  • UPC: 741952680994
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Source: Ent. One Music
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,069

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Gielgud
Technical Credits
Paul Bogart Director
George Rylands Director
Daniel Melnick Producer
David Susskind Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ages of Man
1. Introduction [2:13]
2. Part I [12:06]
3. Two Sonnets [15:00]
4. Inspiration [23:17]
5. Part II [2:51]
6. Friendship and Ingratitude [8:52]
7. Three Guilty Men [13:30]
8. Beloved Country [10:55]
9. Death [13:48]
10. Into Thin Air [1:29]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Ages of Man
   Play
   Scenes
   Setup
      SDH English Subtitles - On
      SDH English Subtitles - Off
   Excerpt From Acting Shakespeare
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously