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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

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Works: 14,127 works in 25,828 publications in 2 languages and 432,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Television plays 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 882
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Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Medea by Euripides ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kennedy Center production of Euripides' classic tragedy about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
Antigone by Sophocles ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles. Antigone defies King Creon's decree to bury her slain brother according to religious rituals and faces death for her actions
The Addicted brain ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Producer) This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and biggest user of drugs--the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. This program explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
August Wilson by August Wilson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
The Rise of Greek tragedy Oedipus the king ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the king, performed in the authentic setting of a fifth-century Greek theater, with the use of masks made after ancient models. Shows how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a staging of the tragic drama by William Shakespeare
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Bertolt Brecht ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narration in English of the biography of the renowned poet Bertolt Brecht. The program shows his roots and the theatrical and social background of his formative years, and analyzes the development of his vision of the theatre--episode in place of Aristotelian plot, the use of nonliterary devices, new techniques in character portrayal, and new aims for the very concept of theatre
The art of Kabuki ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the 400-year-old tradition of Kabuki, explaining its origins and purposes, its literary sources, and the meaning of its symbolism
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it live happily ever after
Agamemnon by Aeschylus ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the aftermath of September 11th, George W. Bush made an ultimatum to the world: 'Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.' But for many followers of Islam - a global community that includes more than a billion devotees - the choice is not that simple. This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslims toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening. By capturing individual opinions and attitudes, correspondent Chris Bury addresses common themes in an effort to answer the question of a stunned American populace: 'Why do they hate us so much?'"--Container
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A call to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, and to control their own destinies, yet realize necessary communion on all levels between men and women
The five pillars of Islam by Reiner Moritz Productions ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the five essential principles of Islam (declaration of faith, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting and almsgiving) and places them in historical context. Introduces the vast international mosaic of Moslem believers and the conflict between traditional teaching and the effects of industrialization
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company discuss style of speaking in drama, and end with a demonstration of how the RSC works on a text in rehearsal
Islamic art ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art."--Container
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Lorraine Hansberry the Black experience in the creation of drama ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway
 
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