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Road To The Globe: Troilus & Cressida
Road To The Globe: Troilus & Cressida
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Price: CDN$ 24.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and unexpected, Aug. 27 2014
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People you've never met, from a culture most of us don't know much about, gather to make a Maori version of one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays. In this film, a story about the Trojan War is translated into the language and experience of Indigenous New Zealand. Is it just a stunt, or would the endeavour really illuminate the play? Along the way to answers, the film considers how actors make meaning out of text, and whether this cast can bring this strange work of genius to life on the Globe stage. How will the experience affect the actors and the play itself?
This film is surprising and moving, and really beautiful to watch.

Unwrapping Ancient Egypt
Unwrapping Ancient Egypt
by Christina Riggs
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 53.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A LIvely New Perspective on Ancient Egypt, Aug. 27 2014
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This is one of the best books on Ancient Egypt, mummification and museums i have ever read (and i have read trucks full). Dr. Riggs examines familiar stories about the discovery of the Royal Mummies, about King Tut's grave goods, and other topics in a way that makes the reader see them all anew. Beautifully written, this fine book will stimulate thought and discussion among enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Unwrapping Ancient Egypt would make a great present for a friend who loves this lost world.

Memorex Slim DVD Video 25-Pack Storage Cases (Clear)
Memorex Slim DVD Video 25-Pack Storage Cases (Clear)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good service and good product, Aug. 27 2014
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Just as advertised and quickly delivered. Good service and good product.

District 9 (Bilingual)
District 9 (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Sharlto Copley
Price: CDN$ 6.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Places you haven't been, characters you haven't met, Aug. 27 2014
This review is from: District 9 (Bilingual) (DVD)
This quirky South African Science-Fiction film is one of the best, filled with unusual sights and characters. Instead of the Alien Others being our superiors, those stranded on earth by a plague and perhaps the breakdown of their ship appear as lost souls, members of an extra-terrestrial Underclass. How would the human race treat such visitors? How would we deal with a second sentient species on the planet? The answers here are both unexpected and all-too-predictable.
The extras on the DVD are well worth watching.

NOVA: Ghosts of Murdered Kings [Import]
NOVA: Ghosts of Murdered Kings [Import]
Price: CDN$ 30.46
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4.0 out of 5 stars Boy Bodies Explained, Aug. 27 2014
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This is a particularly clear and enlightening look at the Bog bodies of Northern Europe, and of Ireland in particular. The latest theories and evidence are discussed in straightforward style. An enjoyable production.

Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour Series 1
Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour Series 1
DVD ~ Shaun Evans
Price: CDN$ 27.81
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young Inspector Morse is a splendid series all on its own., Aug. 27 2014
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A very worthy addition to the Inspector Morse/Lewis universe. The stories are, as always, intricate and almost reasonable, but the sets and acting are quite splendid. Roger Allam as the mentor to young Endevour Morse is heartbreakingly wonderful. So far, there are only two series. I hope that there is time and space for a few more.

Karnak: Evolution of a Temple
Karnak: Evolution of a Temple
by Elizabeth Blyth
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 65.85
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but a little dull, Aug. 19 2014
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This is a very clear and fairly through examination of the stages in growth of Karnak Temple. It fills a serious need for the enthusiastic traveller or non-specialist scholar. Unfortunately, it does not have enough pictures or maps to make the text really clear. I found myself going through my own images of Karnak, trying to figure out what it was that was being described.
It's not an easy read, nor is it a particularly engaging one, but it's nevertheless a useful book, and one that i refer to very often.

A History of Ancient Britain
A History of Ancient Britain
DVD ~ Neil Oliver
Offered by Rarewaves-CA
Price: CDN$ 11.25
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Times, Modern Presentation, Aug. 19 2014
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This review is from: A History of Ancient Britain (DVD)
This is a really delightful series with the always reliable and engaging Neil Oliver. Beautifully filmed, and reasonably up-to-the-moment in its scholarship. Be careful if you order it, as my copy was Area 2, and i was fortunate in having a friend who could make a copy in the North American format.

Your Inner Fish [Import]
Your Inner Fish [Import]
Price: CDN$ 36.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, charming,and enlightening, June 17 2014
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This review is from: Your Inner Fish [Import] (DVD)
Neil Shubin is one of my favourite scientists. His book, Your Inner Fish, on which this PBS series is in part based, taught me more about biology than anything else i'd read, or any course i'd taken previously. With his help, i learned to stop stamp-collecting in science, and to think a little more scientifically.
In this three-part series, as in his books and previous TV work, Shubin mixes some story-telling with his science and leads the reader into a deeper understanding of evolution and the past shared by all the creatures on this planet by engaging us in his searches for flat-headed fish and other particular things, like various types of gill-arches. The second and third episodes, focusing on 'our inner reptile' and 'our inner monkey' lead the viewer to a more profound appreciation of our scaley and furry cousins.
Well-photographed, and with excellent CG enhancements that take us back and forward in time, each episode can be viewed many times with pleasure.

Shakespeare Behind Bars [Import]
Shakespeare Behind Bars [Import]
DVD ~ Shana Hagan
Offered by EntertainmentForLess
Price: CDN$ 11.89
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling Tempest in a Prison, April 24 2014
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A group of convicts, some men serving time for very serious crimes, work out the action and the meaning of the Tempest with passion and a purity of intention and commitment that is wonderful to watch. Their final production has great comedy and deep compassion.
Extras on the disc include more scenes and film of the production in a women's prison and in front of their own families. Interviews with the various actors show us their insights and their difficulties. This is a rare film,absolutely enthralling.

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