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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 12,754 works in 28,709 publications in 3 languages and 342,827 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 1,872 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 )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 699 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 )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 655 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 542 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 506 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 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the widely heralded adaptation of the short story by Kate Chopin, the late-19th-century writer whose work is only now receiving the major recognition it deserves. The setting is Kate Chopin's own world-the world of the upper-class Creole society that 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 )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the traditional, bombastic theater of Japan, with attention given to the symbolism of the performances
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between 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 461 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
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 445 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 445 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 396 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 396 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
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 389 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
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 389 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
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 371 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
Derek Walcott by Derek Walcott( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews Caribbean poet, play writer and teacher Derek Walcott who discusses the language of poetry, the language of politics, and the story of Robinson Crusoe as metaphor
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Hemingway, grace under pressure by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival material, live interviews, and visits to the places where Ernest Hemingway lived, this documentary explores and explains the relationship between the author's life and works, and evaluates both
 
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