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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 12,585 works in 26,676 publications in 3 languages and 414,369 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Televised plays  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, fds, Producer
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

57 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Medea by Don Kent( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy Center production of Euripides' classic tragedy about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
Understanding by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race", viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens, sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation, cultural biases based on racial stereotypes, and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 598 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
Music in time( Visual )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to music in the Western World. Covers music from Gregorian chant to the present
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play which describes the romantic infatuation of Orsino, the devoted loyalty of Viola, the selfless friendship of Antonio and the self-love of Malvolio
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Shakespeare's King Lear as a dramatic laboratory, this program explores how meaning, even within the same scene, can be changed by performers, director, space, audience, design, cultural background, type of performance, and editing
Fetal alcohol syndrome( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cause and effect of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Profiles an eight-year-old Apache boy with FAS. Shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the traditional, bombastic theater of Japan, with attention given to the symbolism of the performances
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 521 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with August Wilson, and excerpts from his plays
Great American speeches 80 years of political oratory( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a 1912 speech by Theodore Roosevelt and ending with 1984 speeches by Mario Cuomo and Jesse Jackson, traces the history of visually recorded American oratory and discusses the evolution of how, through technology, politicians present themselves to the public. Includes commentary and film clips which place each speech in historical perspective
The Addicted brain( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the human brain manufactures and uses drugs. Explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
A world of ideas by William J Wilson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the rare few who have managed to excel in both art and architecture, Maya Lin creates places of refuge and contemplation in highly public spaces. Constructed on an intimite human scale, they invite visitors to touch, feel, respond and reflect. In this program, the acclaimed sculptor and architect talks with Bill Moyers about a life and career that has been shaped by her Asian-American heritage and a profound respect and love for the natural environment"--Container
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of a Scots nobleman driven to regicide by an ambitious wife and his own lust for power
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 476 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
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary portrait of this bold theatrical innovator and his work, showing his literary and social roots and the development of his vision of the theater
Bauhaus the face of the 20th century by Frank Whitford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the development of the Bauhaus and the key figures involved in it. It also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 458 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
 
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A world of ideas
Alternative Names

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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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Oedipus at Colonus