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Athena (Firm)

Works: 327 works in 589 publications in 1 language and 20,321 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: BL304, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Athena (Firm)
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a discussion about his life's work, the nation was captivated. The series brought Campbell's theories into popular culture and led to a bestselling companion book. Includes six episodes
Soundbreaking : stories from the cutting edge of recorded music( Visual )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording--and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, the series highlights the dynamic tension between the artificial and the natural--between the man-made and the god-given--and explores the way in which that tension has continuously redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. In the end, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way, and illuminates the sonic alchemy by which the music we listen to becomes a fundamental part of who we are
Art of the Western world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
The story of math : how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discs 1-2. The story of maths. Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise time-keeping, therefore no dependable long-range navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this four-part series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization
Every picture tells a story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak unravels the secrets behind eight masterpieces of European painting, searching out art experts, literary and artistic allusions, and historical records to expose long-held secrets within the gilded frames
Lost kingdoms of Africa by Gus Casely-Hayford( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join art historian and host Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford as he uncovers Africa's hidden past by looking at ancient sites and antiquities
The genius of Charles Darwin by Russell Barnes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaking Western culture to its very core after its publication 150 years ago, On the origin of species forced humans to rethink their place in the universe. In this lively three-part series, Darwin's passionate disciple, popular author and biologist Richard Dawkins examines evolution and its legacy, confronts Darwin's doubters head-on, and explains natural selection in clear, straightforward terms
The adventure of English : the life story of a remarkable language( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more
World War One : the people's story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of British actors bring the First World War to life in this documentary created to commemorate the conflict's centennial in 2014. This four-part series mixes archival footage with reenactments by actors playing real participants in the war and performing excerpts from their original letters, memoirs, and diaries of the time
Britain's bloodiest dynasty : the Plantagenets( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning journalist and historian Dan Jones, an expert on the Middle Ages, tells this story. These four episodes will reveal a fresh perspective on the turbulent times that shaped history and Britain
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever aired on PBS. In dialogues that adroitly span millennia of history and far-flung geography, the two men discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence, touching on topics as diverse as world religion, heroic figures, and pop culture. Now featuring newly recorded introductions by Bill Moyers, this series demonstrates that, despite superficial differences between cultures, all stories are humanity's story."--Back of container
The story of women and art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more
Understanding art( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Impressionist art is found on T-shirts and mugs, but it wasn't always popular. London Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak hosts a lively guide to these revolutionary and influential artists, visiting their studios and the rustic vistas that inspired them. It's a super introduction to Monet, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassat, Van Gogh, and other greats
The House of Windsor : from George to Kate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British royal family has long captivated people around the world. This intriguing documentary gathers archival footage and photographs from nearly a century of the House of Windsor's history, presenting a unique look at the pomp and pageantry that surround these fascinating figures. Highlights include the wedding of Charles and Diana (1981); Diana's funeral (1997); and the announcement of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton (2010)
Civil War : the untold story by Chris Wheeler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the struggle between North and South, long defined by battles like Gettysburg, Antietam, and Bull Run, was actually dependent on events in the West. Although often overlooked, the western theatre saw some of the conflict's bloodiest encounters, such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, and featured iconic leaders
Discovering Hamlet( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988, Kenneth Branagh tackled the role of Shakespeare's prince of Denmark for the first time in his professional career under the guidance of celebrated actor Derek Jacobi, considered by many to be "the best Hamlet of his generation" (New York Times). Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this hour-long film documents how these two men found new depths in Shakespeare's classic drama. Filmmakers Mark Olshaker and Larry Klein follow the Renaissance Theatre Company through four weeks of rehearsals, from the first read-throughs to opening night. Interviews with principal actors - as well as the set designer, costume supervisor, text advisor, and others - reveal how each member of the company meets the production's challenges
The battle for Marjah by Ben Anderson( Visual )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan ... Journalist Ben Anderson tells the story of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, and its commanding officer, Captain Ryan Sparks"--Container
Understanding art( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the Louvre's study days, during which works are removed from their frames and set up for curators, historians, restorers and scientists to view and discuss freely. The five major artists whose pieces are examined include: Raphael, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau and Leonardo
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Six centuries of verse
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Editions Athéna

English (98)