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American Film Theatre

Overview
Works: 47 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 8,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Musical films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Melodrama  Television adaptations  History  Filmed plays 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by American Film Theatre
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 753 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
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 751 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
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 732 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?
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 700 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
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 696 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
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 616 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 601 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 588 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
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gay college teacher in London is left by his boyfriend, finds out his ex-wife is remarrying and that a less esteemed colleague is having a work published --all in one day
Jean Genet's The maids by Jean Genet( Visual )

11 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 )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 502 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
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 493 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
Lost in the stars( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 488 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 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A delicate balance by Tony Richardson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 50 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
American film theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 47 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of film adaptations of contemporary 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre from 1970-1975
Edward Albee's A delicate balance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 11 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, for unknown reasons, are terrified of being alone
Cinebill( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of motion pictures based on popular plays of the 20th century
 
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Alternative Names
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English (130)