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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Works: 12,610 works in 28,097 publications in 3 languages and 360,156 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  Film adaptations  Televised plays  History  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 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 )

68 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,963 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 Luigi Cherubini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 790 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 )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 717 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

Shows how the human brain manufactures and uses drugs. Explores the cutting edge of 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 )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 521 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 South Wales Community Police Unit( Visual )

15 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 )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 494 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 )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters
Graduating Peter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduating Peter is the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning film Educating Peter. This inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary Educating Peter highlights the experiences of Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, in sixth grade, eighth grade, and high school as he adds speech therapy and life skills classes and on-the-job training to his academic coursework. Interviews with Peters parents, teachers, fellow students, aides, and doctors demonstrate the broad-based, ongoing support mobilized to help him fight depression, improve his ability to communicate, and move ahead in building a meaningful life for himself. An HBO Production.--Kanopy
Virginia Woolf : a Concise Biography by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

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

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 470 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
Ernest Hemingway : a concise biography by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 460 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 453 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second of the three Theban plays by Sophocles in a contemporary translation that remains true to the text, setting the plays in the past yet not the distant past and dispensing with the masks. This second segment of the trilogy recounts the final days of the blind Oedipus in which he rails against the indignities of old age
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 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Autism by Louis Theroux( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 408 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 403 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
Fetal alcohol syndrome by Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cause and effect of Fetal alcohol syndrome and shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also explores babies born to cocaine- addicted mothers
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 392 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
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