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American Film Theatre

Overview
Works: 51 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 8,510 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Television adaptations  Allegories  Fiction  Biography  Revues 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Film Theatre
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons
Eugene O'Neill's The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path
John Osborne's Luther by John Osborne( Visual )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Martin Luther and his eventual condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement of the Protestant reformation
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sisters in a provincial town in Russia long to return to the glittering Moscow society world of their youth
The man in the glass booth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman (Schell) rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse. He is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp? As the trial progresses, the question becomes more confusing
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )
3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
Simon Gray's Butley ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
Jean Genet's The maids ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Parisian sisters, Solange and Claire, serve as maids to a cruel socialite, but whenever she leaves, the two act out a bizarre, complex role-playing psychodrama of domination and control that feeds their powerful lust for revenge upon the mistress they serve
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris by Eric Blau( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three attendees at a puppet theater don various roles in order to sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, all while hippies and other eccentrics cavort about them
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade
Lost in the stars ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
Philadelphia, here I come by Brian Friel( Visual )
7 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerns the emotional struggle of a young Irishman preparing to emigrate to America, with one actor portraying his public self and another his private thoughts
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceri. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Edward Albee's A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons
Bertolt Brecht's Galileo by Joseph Losey( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of the aristocracy and the church already undermined by the plague and the Reformation, science is a threat and enlightenment is a luxury. Faced with either death by the Inquisition or recantation to a hypocritical but powerful Papacy, Galileo must choose between his own life or his restless scientific curiosity
American film theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of four film adaptations from a series of contemporary 20th century plays produced as the brainchild of producer Ely Landau, 1974 and 1975
 
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Languages
English (101)
Spanish (1)