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Dawn of Egyptian Art
Dawn of Egyptian Art
by Diana Patch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 75.58
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine scholarship; a clear and enjoyable read., Sept. 15 2014
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This review is from: Dawn of Egyptian Art (Hardcover)
A perfectly wonderful book - beautiful to look at and interesting to read. The essays are clear and often quite thought-provoking in their attitudes toward the ancient artifacts.
This book makes an excellent reference, but is also a pleasurable read.

Inspector Morse Set Oneead of
Inspector Morse Set Oneead of
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Price: CDN$ 20.66
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5.0 out of 5 stars Puzzling title, Sept. 15 2014
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I wish i knew what 'Oneead' means. It looks like a typo got onto the site and is staying there. This word has nothing to do with the episodes. The picture on the front of British actor Palmer does not go with this particular set of episodes, either.
The prints, however, are crystal clear and the sound is excellent.

Henry VIII: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Henry VIII: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
DVD ~ Dominic Rown
Price: CDN$ 29.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than a Pageant, Aug. 27 2014
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This version of Henry VIII is beautifully acted on the Globe stage. The director has chosen to let the language speak for itself and the actors have responded to the challenge by investing each character with human emotion and insight. This play can be performed as a mere pageant, but here we respond to Queen Catherine's nobility of character and her terrible pain, to Wolsley's venality and his genuine merit. If the play had never touched your heart, this may be the production that will do so.
Fine costumes, suitable, contemporary and yet not distracting add to the pleasure of this DVD.

A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare: 1599
A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare: 1599
by James Shapiro
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.36
46 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and scholarly, Aug. 27 2014
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This book is fun and scholarly at the same time. Anyone who likes Elizabethan history will enjoy it. Anyone who loves Shakespeare will find it entrancing and enlightening. It's a good read that gives the reader information, ideas, and inspiration.

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
32 used & new from CDN$ 1.41

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$ 28.64
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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.

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