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Venza, Jac

Overview
Works: 281 works in 498 publications in 1 language and 10,187 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television plays  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  Historical films  Historical television programs  Filmed plays 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Speaker, Interviewer, Set designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity
From Broadway : Fosse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a theatrical and cinematic legacy that includes "Damn Yankees," "The Pajama Game," "Sweet Charity," "Pippin," "Chicago," and "Dancin'," the genius of Bob Fosse will always cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood. The all-dancing, all-singing "Fosse" was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Ann Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon. This video presents the award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, From Broadway: "Fosse" is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway
Leonard Bernstein's Candide : a comic operetta in two acts by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Voltaire's tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness, and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Reagn and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As the battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?
The Adams chronicles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Going beyond politics, this mini-series portrays these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, as well as leaders
Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people by Arthur Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Riverton, Maine, circa 1893, Dr. Thomas Stockman wants to disclose that the town's moneymaking health spa "Clearwater Springs" has been fouled by pollution from a tannery. But his proposal to go public is opposed by his brother Peter, the town mayor, who prompts a wave of public outrage against Dr. Stockman and his family
Mourning becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide
The seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A production by the Williamstown Theatre Festival of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy-drama depicting man's propensity for destroying those he is close to. The main protagonists are Trepleff, the youthful aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre and Irina Arkadina, Trepleff's self-centered mother, an accomplished actress, who derides her son's ambitions
The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed in 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's sophisticated comedy of manners satirizes the extravagance and corruption of London society. "The School for Scandal's" combination of elegant language and earthy comedy weaves a deliciously nasty tale of intrigue, slander and clandestine love affairs. Blair Brown stars in this timeless, witty look at the wages of scandal mongering and social climbing, scheming and hypocrisy
Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The television production of Lanford Wilson's Broadway play about college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world and who are now looking for a way to revive their dreams of what life can be
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking all conventional rules of drama, Shakespeare creates neither a clear-cut hero nor a villain. Instead, this great tragedy presents complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another, and themselves
Dancing by Rhoda Grauer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and celebrates dance from around the world, from traditional dance to classical ballet
The good doctor by Neil Simon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Neil Simon's broadway hit based on Chekhov's early short stories which so eloquently capture the comic and serious sides of the 19th century Russian bourgeoisie
Beyond the horizon by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A McCarter Theatre Company production of Eugene O'Neil's first full-length play which won him a Pulitzer prize. The play concerns two brothers in love with the same girl. Her rejection of one of them and marriage to the other tears apart a family and sets the stage for all three characters' discontent and disallusionment
Ten blocks on the Camino Real by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a fictional Latin American country populated by a worn-out Casanova, a nostalgic Camille, and a disillusioned Byron, Tennessee Williams' allegorical one-act play stars Martin Sheen as an American G.I. named Kilroy, an ex-boxer with the soul of a poet
Home by David Storey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home", follows the interaction of five patients over the course of a single afternoon in the garden of what we can fairly assume is an English mental hospital
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Conservatory Theatre production of one of Rostand's most celebrated plays. Rostand's swashbuckling, romantic comedy is beloved for its tragic love story and its witty hero, Cyrano de Bergerac
Time of Your Life : What Makes Us Tick? by William Saroyan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaptation of Williamn Saroyan's stage drama, first produced on Broadway in 1939
Secret service by William Gillette( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenix Theatre production of William Gillette's 1895 spy thriller, set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the Richmond telegraph office. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap
The journey of the fifth horse by Ronald Ribman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight
 
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Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people
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