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American Film Theatre

Overview
Works: 59 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 8,788 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Musical films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  History  Melodrama  Historical films  Interviews 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by American Film Theatre
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts 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
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 742 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
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 737 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?
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 684 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 594 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
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 585 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
The man in the glass booth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 582 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
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 561 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 by Jean Genet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, Solange and Claire, serve as maids to a despised mistress. Whenever the mistress leaves, the sisters act out an increasingly bizarre psychodrama of domination and control that feeds their lust for revenge
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris by Eric Blau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plotless four-person musical revue based on the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel, the show opens on a dark and rainy Parisian night. Three strangers -- a cab driver, a soldier, and a meek woman -- find themselves in a theater. After watching a puppet show, they venture backstage and then onto a beach, where they sing songs during increasingly surreal events
Lost in the stars( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 496 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
Philadelphia, here I come by Brian Friel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 480 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
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 103 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
American film theatre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of four film adaptations from a series of contemporary 20th century plays produced as the brainchild of producer Elly Landau by the American Film Theatre
The American Film Theatre : the complete 14 film collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of film adaptations of contemporary 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre from 1970-1975
The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions mount and sexual relations abound in the house of a retired London butcher
In celebration( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 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
Butley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 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
 
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