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Massachusetts Council for the Humanities

Overview
Works: 30 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 388 library holdings
Genres: Concert films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Educational films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Internet videos 
Classifications: PR2807, 882
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Most widely held works by Massachusetts Council for the Humanities
The Theater, one of the humanities( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses the components of the theater--the play, narration, acting, and dramatic conventions as demonstrated in the performance of scenes from Life with father and Henry IV, part I by professional actors
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with an opening scene from Oedipus Rex, Lesson 1 provides an historical perspective on the Greeks and their experiences with democracy. Lesson 2 describes and analyzes Oedipus' character and actions in view of Aristotle's theory of the "fatal flaw" in all tragic characters. In Lesson 3 Oedipus is beaten by the gods. The play asserts that man, no matter how great his ability, is subordinate to God. In Lesson 4 man is seen as standing between God and beast, always searching for his rightful place. Knowledge of life through the painful search for truth is revealed in this final lesson of the series
The Humanities, what they are and what they do( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses what the humanities are and why they are studied, using examples of literature, photography, and music. Points out the dissimilarities and complementary features of the humanities and the sciences
The Recovery of Oedipus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final lesson on Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Bernard Knox shows the change that comes over the hero after he learns the truth about the prophecy of Apollo which he has fulfilled. Knox explains, by using two selected scences, that Oedipus has gained true knowledge of life through his painful search for truth
The Character of Oedipus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of four lectures on Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Through the revelation of the character of Oedipus, Bernard Knox is able to present the play as a kind of detective story that deals with the old religion of Greece and the new ideas that were challenging it. Selected scenes show the actions and motivations of Oedipus
Man and God( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of four lessons on Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Knox stresses the importance of prophecy and the search for truth in fifth century Greece, and shows the relationship between fate and the Gods in the minds of the Greeks. Using key scenes from the play, Knox explains Oedipus' rejection of prophecy
Our Town and ourselves by Ken Worpole( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses the use of music in the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder, the variations on specific themes in the play, the condensation of theme, use of time, and the general significance of the play
Our Town and our universe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses the play Our town, by Thornton Wilder. He summarizes the story of the play, illustrates its unique staging by means of a model theater, explains the functions of each of the play's characters and the stage manager, and discusses the theme of the play
The poisoned kingdom( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maynard Mack analyzes the theme of the poisoned kingdom in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Includes scenes performed by the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company of Canada
The Age of Sophocles( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief background of Greece at the time of Sophocles, discussing the Grecian theater and its conventions and Grecian ways of thinking. Includes scenes of ancient ruins and statues. The program concludes with a summary of the story of Oedipus
Hamlet( Visual )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maynard Mack analyzes the theme of the poisoned kingdom in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Includes scenes performed by the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company of Canada
Oedipus rex : man and god( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with an opening scene from Oedipus Rex, Lesson 1 provides an historical perspective on the Greeks and their experiences with democracy. Lesson 2 describes and analyzes Oedipus' character and actions in view of Aristotle's theory of the "fatal flaw" in all tragic characters. In Lesson 3 Oedipus is beaten by the gods. The play asserts that man, no matter how great his ability, is subordinate to God. In Lesson 4 man is seen as standing between God and beast, always searching for his rightful place. Knowledge of life through the painful search for truth is revealed in this final lesson of the series
The age of Elizabeth( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first lesson on Hamlet. Maynard Mack discusses the background of Elizabethan England, Shakespeare's times, the kind of theater he worked in, and the kind of audiences he wrote for, using scenes from Henry VIII, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet. Includes a comparison of the Globe Theater and the modern theater using scale models
Hamlet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is presented as a story dealing with some of the unique problems of a young man growing up: the discovery of the presence of evil, the problem of separating reality from wishes and the problem of contamination
The humanities by inc Instructional/Communications Technology( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Pt. 2]. Reviews the cultural history of Western society from its earliest beginnings to the period of the Renaissance. Helps develop an awareness of the themes which unify man's cultural expression and creates an appreciation of the value of the humanities in everyday life
What happens in Hamlet( Visual )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatised excerpts illustrate this lively analysis of "Hamlet". The play is analysed and discussed on three different levels: as a ghost story, as a detective story and as a tragedy of revenge. The main theme is underlined, and the relationships between the characters are traced. Hamlet, lesson 2
Hamlet, lesson II : What happens in Hamlet.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the 3 movements of Hamlet, and the climat of each movement
Hamlet, lesson I : The age of Elizabeth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the classes and customs of the Elizabethan Age and shows their importance for the theatre of that time
Hamlet, lesson IV : the readiness is all.( Visual )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the discovery of the presence of evil, the problem of separating reality from wishes and the problem of contamination
Oedipus Rex( Visual )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in its historical context, this DVD contrasts the ideals and philosophies of the new Greece of Sophocles' time with those of the old Greece. It features classical scholar Bernard Knox, who explains the function of drama in ancient Greek society
 
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