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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 12,663 works in 28,300 publications in 3 languages and 350,079 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  Comedy films  Televised plays  History  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer, prn, 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)
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,920 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 Euripides( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 739 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 709 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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and 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. The program explores developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
The role of theatre in ancient Greece( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation of aspects of theatre in ancient Greece, including theatre design and the use of the surrounding landscape, the origins of tragedy and the comparative roles of the writer/director and actors
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it live happily ever after
The joy that kills by Tina Rathborne( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 500 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
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the traditional, bombastic theater of Japan, with attention given to the symbolism of the performances. Program 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. The program shows the rehearsal, preparation of costume and wigs, and the performance of the Kabuki play
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's King Lear. A play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters
Virginia Woolf : a room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 475 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
Rigoberta Menchu : Cassandra and Crusader by Rigoberta Menchú( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, as she discusses the lack of human rights for the indigenous people of Guatemala and her commitment to the struggle for a more egalitarian society
August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white by August Wilson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with August Wilson, and excerpts from his plays
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 443 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
Autism by Colin Yardley( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 406 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
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 401 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
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container
Gabriel García Márquez : la magia de lo real by Yves Billon( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a literary biography of Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of García Márquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, a blending of the real and the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 382 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Derek Walcott by Derek Walcott( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short play is a metaphorical exploration of relations between black and white in the post-colonial world
 
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