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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 14,162 works in 30,556 publications in 1 language and 306,671 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Televised performances  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer, Other, prn, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 711 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
The addicted brain( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 649 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
Medea by Euripides( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennedy Center production of Euripides' great classic about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
The role of theatre in ancient Greece( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 550 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 joy that kills by Kate Chopin( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 495 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 436 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
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 397 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play
The Rise of Greek tragedy : Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 362 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
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 355 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
Discovering the art of Korea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Korean art from its early beginnings
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks."--Container
Islamic art by Films for the Humanities (Firm)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art."--Container
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain by Films for the Humanities( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Eternal scars : physical and emotional child abuse( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarcastic and rude statements to children can leave as deep a wound as a cigarette burn or welts from a belt. This important program looks at both physical and emotional child abuse, and the lifetime effects they may have on children. We touch on what you can do if you recognize abuse of someone you know
The search for a usable past( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of American architecture, exploring the result of the search for continuity, the need for innovation, and the development of different building types and styles. Sites covered include: Plimouth Plantation, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Hill-Stead, and the Philip Johnson estate
Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century by Frank Whitford( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the development of the Bauhaus and the key figures involved in it. It also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

FFH

FFH (Films for the Humanities (Firm))

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Languages
English (307)