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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 13,842 works in 29,120 publications in 1 language and 339,748 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Televised plays  Made-for-TV movies 
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 )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King 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 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. Freely adapted by Robinson Jeffers after Euripedes
The addicted brain( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 648 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
The joy that kills by South Wales Community Police Unit( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 490 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 )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 482 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 444 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a staging of the tragic drama by William Shakespeare
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 420 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 Rise of Greek tragedy : Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 408 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. Also contains an introductory segment showing how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius, and explaining the use of masks in Greek drama
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eileen Atkins recreates her acclaimed one-woman stage show based on Virginia Woolf's 1929 talk on liberty, literature, and the role of women in her society. Presented in the original lecture hall at Girton College, Cambridge
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 367 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 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú, 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
Discovering the art of Korea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive survey of Korean art and culture, this program spans the ages from 3000 B.C. to the 20th century. Views of burial mounds, temples, ancient cities, and other historical sites are interwoven with footage of recovered art treasures such as gold crowns and jewelry, celadon pottery, landscape and genre paintings, and Buddhist relics including the gilt bronze Maitreya (Buddha of the Future). The program also shows art objects from the National Museum of Korea exhibition: 5000 years of Korean Art
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 344 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
Islamic art by Films for the Humanities (Firm)( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 343 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Libation bearers by Aeschylus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libations at the tomb and in a deeply moving scene brother and sister recognize one another. They swear to avenge their father's death as directed by Apollo
 
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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)

Princeton, Films for the Humanities

Languages
English (298)