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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 12,683 works in 28,272 publications in 3 languages and 356,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Televised plays  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer, fds, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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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 1,929 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 )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 780 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 711 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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 660 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 547 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 518 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 498 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
Graduating Peter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the challenges and benefits of educational mainstreaming for children with mental disabilities. Follows the story of Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, in sixth grade, eighth grade and high school. Includes interviews with Peter's parents, teachers, fellow students, aids and doctors
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 488 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 )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's King Lear. A play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his 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 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A room of one's own, calls to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 466 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
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 450 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 449 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
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 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Autism by Jamie Guth( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of autism through the experiences of a 44-year-old teacher, Temple Grandin. She grew up autistic, but later overcame the handicap to earn a Ph. D. Shows how new medicines and computer technology are helping victims of autism
Great American speeches : 80 years of political oratory( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a 1912 speech by Theodore Roosevelt and ending with 1984 speeches by Mario Cuomo and Jesse Jackson, traces the history of visually recorded American oratory and discusses the evolution of how, through technology, politicians present themselves to the public. Includes commentary and film clips which place each speech in historical perspective
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 401 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
Fetal alcohol syndrome by Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 387 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
 
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