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Venza, Jac

Works: 272 works in 481 publications in 1 language and 10,115 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Television plays  Internet videos  Educational films  Television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author, Set designer , Interviewer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of the classic tragedy in which Antigone risks her life defying a royal decree in order to give her brother, who was killed while leading a rebellion, a proper burial
From Broadway : Fosse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 602 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 591 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 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
The Adams chronicles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 496 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
Mourning becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide set against the backdrop of a small New England town in the post-Civil War era. Each episode concludes with an after word by Erich Segal containing biographical information on Eugene O'Neill
Anton Chekhov's The seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television adaptation 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 )

6 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
Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people by Arthur Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 345 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
Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 271 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
Dancing by Rhoda Grauer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the traditions of dance in communities around the world--from the often misunderstood waltz to the eloquent gestures of an Asante court dancer in Ghana, and from the latest hip-hop in Morocco to a ballet class in Russia and a modern dance rehearsal in New York
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
The good doctor by Neil Simon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 246 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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Eugene O'Neill's classic themes are present in his first full-length play, Beyond the Horizon, for which he won his first of four Pulitzer Prizes: Fantasy vs. reality, destiny subverted, sibling rivalry, and more. Rob Mayo is a young farmboy who reads poetry and dreams of going to sea; his brother Andy, a farmer through and through, wants nothing more than tilling this corner of the earth until his dying day. But both are in love with a girl named Ruth, and this conflict leads both to go against their deepest desires, leading to illness and unhappiness. Beyond the Horizon is justifiably overshadowed by O'Neill's later works, but the powers of his writing are still present. The well-received McCarter Theatre production is earnest and solid, and features Geraldine Fitzgerald (who garnered acclaim in many productions of O'Neill's work) and the great John Houseman
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
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

The Acting Company production of the Saroyan play that revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, but at least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young hooker named Kitty
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
Four pioneers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduces four major choreographers--Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holt--who revolted against the conventions of ballet to produce American modern dance. Employs film clips and still photographs taken in 1934 to show the dancers and their teacher during the beginning days at Mount Bennington College. Each choreographer explains his view of the meaning dance should have within the arts. Includes a full production of Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia by the American Dance Theatre at Lincoln Center in 1965
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Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people
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