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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Works: 12,497 works in 27,472 publications in 3 languages and 371,933 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, fds, Author, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 882
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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 )

66 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,047 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 )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 809 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 )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 737 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 670 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it, live happily ever after. Costumes and setting is late 19th or early 20th century
The role of theatre in ancient Greece( Visual )

7 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
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 513 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
The joy that kills by South Wales Community Police Unit( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 513 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 )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 488 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 )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 482 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 by August Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 478 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
Ernest Hemingway : a concise biography by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 470 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 463 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
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 459 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
Autism by Jamie Guth( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 423 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 )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 414 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 413 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 410 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
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morrison candidly answers questions regarding how she became a writer, the pain of empathizing with her characters, the sensual nature of her novels, and how it felt to win the Nobel Prize."--Container
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Oedipus at Colonus
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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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