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DVD

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  • CENTRAL: Audiovisual Collection
  • OSHTEMO: Audiovisual Collection
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Middlemarch

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN, OSH)

Languages

Closed-captioned.

Performers

Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Michael Hordern, Peter Jeffrey, Patrick Malahide, Trevyn McDowell, Rufus Sewell.

Publication Information

[London, England] : BBC Video, [2005]

Summary

Title from container.

Based on the novel by George Eliot.

Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on the BBC in 1994.

Special features: Middlemarch - a reader's guide (40 minute featurette on the book).

19th century Great Britain. The Industrial Revolution brings both the promise and fear of change. In the provincial town of Middlemarch, the progressive Dorothea Brooke desperately seeks intellectual fulfillment in a male-dominated society and is driven into an unhappy marriage to the elderly scholar Casaubon. No sooner do they embark on their honeymoon than she meets and develops an instant connection with Casaubon's young cousin, Will Ladislaw. When idealistic Doctor Lydgate arrives, his new methods of medicine sweep him into the battle between conservatives and liberals in town. He quickly becomes enamored of the beautiful, privileged Rosamond Vincy, a woman whose troubles seem bound to destroy him. As Doctor Lydgate and Dorothea are drawn into the lives and intrigues of Middlemarch, the seeds are sown for an epic tale of passion, disillusionment and blackmail.

Contents

  • Side A. Episodes 1-3 (200 min.)
  • Side B. Episodes 4-6 (220 min.)
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