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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 14,537 works in 26,631 publications in 3 languages and 377,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Televised plays  History  Educational films  Historical television programs  Internet videos  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

58 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,034 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
Medea by Euripides( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennedy Center production of Euripides' great classic about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 761 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
The addicted brain( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 671 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 532 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
The joy that kills( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the world of upper class Creole society which dominated New Orleans in the 1870s, a world with a strict code of behavior one of whose strongest tenets required a wife to subordinate her will and her very being to her husband
Virginia Woolf A Concise Biography by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 502 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 art of Kabuki( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 499 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," and "Two Trains Running" reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 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 performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play Macbeth
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer who developed the drama as a social and ideological forum is the subject of this program, in which those who knew him discuss his life and many works. Excerpts from plays such as Mother Courage and her children, The life of Galileo, The good woman of Setzuan, and Antigone highlight the development of Brecht's austere form of irregular verse. A later work, A little Orgnum for the theater, is the embodiment of Brecht's idea of true Marxist drama."--Container
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans who face a struggle common to so many immigrants: to reconcile some losses of their old culture in order to embrace their adopted American one. A follow-on interview with artist and architect Maya Lin supplements the program."--Container
Autism by Jamie Guth( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around several case studies, this program discusses high- and low-functioning autism; illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and immune system anomalies as possible contributory factors; and discusses associated conditions, such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and echolalia
Fetal alcohol syndrome( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses American Indians to examine the cause and effect of Fetal alcohol syndrome and shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Gabriel García Márquez by Yves Billon( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This in-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez is presented in the form of a conversation with an old friend he has not seen in a long while ... The program is structured to suggest an apparent disorder of time ... Assisted by readings and dramatizations of his works, the master of "magic realism" focuses on the supernatural aspects of his spellbinding narrative style, in an effort to convey his particular vision of the world"--Container
Hemingway, grace under pressure by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film biography of the man who single-handedly forged the modern novel. Shows the relationship between Hemingway's life and works, and evaluates both. Contains old photographs, newsreel footage, and clips from the big Hemingway features. Takes the viewer to the neighborhood where Hemingway was born and grew up, to his home, school, and church, to Chicago, Kansas City, Paris, Pamplona, Venice, East Africa, London, Key West, Cuba, and finally, Idaho
 
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