Most widely held works by Revel Guest
Greek fire ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 322 libraries worldwide
"A series of ten half-hour video essays that explore the pervasive effect of ancient Greece on our lives today"--Publisher's brochure.
History's turning points by Revel Guest ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Clash of the Titans--Absolute Power--Roman Power--Arabian Conquerors--The Black Death--The Jewel of the East--Voyage into the unknown--America's Princess--Colonial retreat--The last African kingdom--The battle of Tsushima--The Russian Revolution and The Mushroom Cloud.
Lady Charlotte : a biography of the nineteenth century by Revel Guest ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Three Gorges the biggest dam in the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Using interviews and computer simulation, this video provides insight into the complex issues surrounding the Three Gorges project which will dam the Yangtse River.
History's turning points ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Thirteen events which affected world history. Includes dramatized reconstructions and photographs.
Placido a year in the life of Placido Domingo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Plácido Domingo about his life and art, and excerpts of his performances in: Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Fanciulla del West, La Traviata, The Tales of Hoffman, Otello, Carmen, and Ernani.
Meredith Monk ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Incorporates performance and conversations with Meredith Monk, an artist of many media, who has transcended the accepted boundaries of vocal song. She is her own composer, choreographer, and filmmaker who blends all of these into a unique style and content of performance. Here she performs with her vocal group.
History's turning points II ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Fly with the Wright Brothers, storm the Bastille, learn how television was created and what it meant to the war in Vietnam. All these things and more, in this series.
John Cage a music circus ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Insights into the music and ideas of American composer John Cage, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, who finds environmental sounds and noises more interesting than those produced by the world's musical cultures.
Philip Glass ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Philip Glass's "systems music" has been described as a "high mass on Mars." It combines the Western disciplines of the classical music tradition with Eastern influences and visceral rock. His hynotic, rhythmic sound is appreciated by rock, jazz and classical audiences alike. This video features conversations with and about Glass, as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble performing his Music in Similar Motion and passages from Einstein on the Beach and Glassworks.
4 American composers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and German and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Performances of works by four modern American composers at a london festival in 1983. Interviews with the Composers and performers discribe some of the motivations behide these multimedia performances.
4merican composers John Cage, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Robert Ashley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
" ... offers startling and intimate instights into the music and ideas of four very original American composers. Incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artists ..."
Politics and sex ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Discusses the Greek philosophy of democracy. Also discusses Greek myths and ancient attitudes involving the power and mystery of women.
Source & myth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Discusses how an interpretation of Greece has formed our century's understanding of itself. Describes how the myth of Oedipus, through Sigmund Freud, has more effect on us than it ever had on the Greeks.
Meredith Monk composer, singer, dancer, film-maker, choreographer, performance artist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Incorporates performance and conversations with composer singer, dancer, filmmaker, choreographer, performance artist Meredith Monk.
Robert Ashley ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Robert Ashley has updated and transformed the face of opera. In this imaginative and engrossing video, he performs the first opera of its kind -- Perfect Lives, a work created exclusively for Television. Although it draws on inherited traditions of American music, Perfect Lives is the start of a new musical genre, a break in the musical customs of how images and sound go together in dramatic form. Its seven episodes are: The Park, The Supermarket, The Bank, The Bar, The Living Room, The Church, and The Backyard.
Ideas & War ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Describes war as old as civilization itsef, and uses Homer's war epic, the Iliad, as example. Also discusses the influence of Plato's philosophy of the world around us.
Lady Charlotte Guest : an extraordinary life by Revel Guest ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Source--know thyself Myth--the gods below ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Source": Every now and then the Greek texts, Greek art, Greek philosophy are rediscovered by some influential interpreter and the effect is often revolutionary. Through Sigmund Freud an interpretation of Greece has formed our century's understanding of itself. The past can free us from the tyranny of the present. The transforming power of technology is our pride and our neurosis. How de we rationalize the chaotic world that power creates? Can we fulfill what has been the guiding thread in the labyrinth--another Greek myth--if the minotaur of self-destruction, nuclear or biogenetic, waits at the end of our search.
Greek fire. Vol. 4, science & art ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Discusses how later generations have viewed Greek art and science, and how such influences still affect our own art and science today.
Armada (1588) Ashley, Robert Biography Cage, John China China--Great Wall of China China--Yangtze River Gorges Civilization Civilization, Modern--Greek influences Civilization, Western--Greek influences Composers Dams--Economic aspects Dams--Environmental aspects Dams--Social aspects Documentary films Domingo, Plácido,--1941- Educators Evacuation of civilians France Glass, Philip Great Britain Greece History History Industrialists Instrumental ensembles Intellectuals Interviews Long March (China : 1934-1935) Mao, Zedong,--1893-1976 Military campaigns Miscellanea Monk, Meredith Musicians Music--Instruction and study Music videos Nobility Persian Wars (Greece : 500-449 B.C.) Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Russia Salamis, Battle of (Greece : 480 B.C.) San Xia shui li shu niu (China) Schreiber, Charlotte,--Lady,--1812-1895 Tenors (Singers) United States Video recordings War--Causes World history World War (1914-1918) Wright, Orville,--1871-1948