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American Film Theatre

Overview
Works: 50 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 8,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biographical films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Musical films  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
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 788 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 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sisters in a provincial town in Russia long to return to the glittering Moscow society world of their youth
Rhinoceros by Dominique Thiel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 748 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 )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 743 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 Kari Tikka( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 709 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 595 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
The man in the glass booth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 576 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 )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 574 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
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 573 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
Jean Genet's The maids by Jean Genet( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 552 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 )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 507 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 )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 495 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 )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 478 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 )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 462 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
American film theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 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
The American Film Theatre : the complete 14 film collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of film adaptations of contemporary 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre from 1970-1975
The homecoming : a Christmas story by André Rieu( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When successful professor Teddy brings his young wife home to meet his working class family, he finds the house of his birth filled with the awkward tensions and loneliness of hisbrothers and father
Edward Albee's A delicate balance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 13 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
Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 10 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?
Cinebill( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (143)