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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 13,996 works in 29,721 publications in 1 language and 325,038 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Televised performances  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer, prn, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 882.01
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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 )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 740 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 )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy Center production of Euripides' classic tragedy about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
The addicted brain( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 646 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 557 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 499 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end-he, his wife Jocasta, his sons, and now, at the last, his daughter, all dead. Antigone is not the only victim in the play; Creon too comes to a tragic downfall-although he repents in time, bureaucratic ritual results in the deaths of Creon's son and wife, burdening him with guilt as well as grief"--Website
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 449 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 435 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon returns home after a ten-year absence at the Trojan war. Cassandra (Agamemnon's mistress) foretells of his murder. This tale is the origin of the blood feud
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, while disinheriting his youngest daughter who loves him truly
The Rise of Greek tragedy : Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the king, photographed in the ancient Greek theatre of Amphiaraion, using tragic masks made after ancient models
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 366 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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Korean art from 3000 B.C. to the 20th century
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 343 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
Rigoberta Menchu : broken silence( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 338 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
Islamic art by Films for the Humanities (Firm)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 336 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
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 334 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
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 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution
 
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Alternative Names

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Languages
English (303)