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Creative Arts Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 450 works in 928 publications in 1 language and 60,497 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Biography  Drama  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
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Most widely held works by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the art of Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater. Includes performed excerpts from the play Sonezaki Shinjū (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki) by the 18th century writer Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Peter Brook : conversations about theater( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Peter Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, and working with young actors
Andrei Serban at work( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart
Strasberg on acting( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Strasberg, director of the Actors Studio, is interviewed about his career, the actors he has taught, and his ideas about acting, including Method acting
The Group Theater : 1931-1940( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, and Robert Lewis reminisce about the Group Theatre from its beginnings in New York City in 1931 through its struggle during the war years to 1941
American theatre conversations : the Actors Studio( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, members of The Actors Studio and The Production Board of the Actors Studio Theater - Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Frank Corsaro, Michael Wager, Rip Torn, and Fred Stewart - discuss their training at The Actors Studio and the goals for The Actors Studio Theater
A Commedia dell'arte Hamlet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commedia dell'arte," a 16th century Italian dramatic genre, was well known in Shakespeare's England. Masked actors improvised on familiar plots and worked familiar characters into comedic versions of serious stories. Part farce, part deconstruction, part social commentary, the technique has been used here on scenes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
American playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the goals and techniques of Papp's famous Public Theater in New York. Croyden, Papp and various writers discuss issues such as plot development, the role of women playwrights, and the persistence of parent-child relationships as play material
Poems [read by Claire Bloom] by W. B Yeats( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage and screen actress Claire Bloom reads poetry by T.S. Eliot and Sir Philip Sidney
As I lay dying( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of part of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, about the death of the mother of a rural Mississippi family
Athol Fugard : Blood knot( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play
Last letters from Stalingrad( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theatrical arrangement of the last letters from the great World War Two battle at Stalingrad in January 1943, written by German soldiers before they were captured or killed. Impounded by the German high command, the letters were never delivered, they expressed feelings of fear, disillusionment, the uselessness of war, and introspection about the meaning of life, considered too dangerous to be conveyed to the homefront
London by Dickens( Visual )

3 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' works, including Sketches by Boz are used as a source for an imaginary tour of 19th century London, featuring some of his best known characters
Falstaff in Shakespeare and Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character of Falstaff as seen by Shakespeare and Verdi. With performance of scenes from Verdi's Falstaff at the New York City Metropolitan Opera's 1964 production, and Maynard Mack, Professor of English at Yale University
The Norman Walker Dance Company( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features a performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the current modern dance movement. The set pieces, with improvisation, are performed to Judy Collins' rendition of Suzanne (by Leonard Cohen), In My Life by John Lennon, and songs by the rock group The Doors. With Norman Walker, choreographer-dancer
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grotowski, the director of the Polish Lab Theater, discusses the relationship between director and actor, a playwright's function, and the idea of his "poor" theater that renounces everything not essential to the work
Kabuki Techniques( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the greatest stars of Japan's kabuki theater reveal the actual acting techniques used in this most difficult and splendid of theater forms. Onoe Shoroku II and Onoe Baiko VII discuss and demonstrate their craft in conversation with the well-known author of works on Asian arts, Faubion Bowers and show some of the gestures and nuances of body language that communicate specific emotions and situations. Baiko, a famous player of women's roles, performs a classic woman's speech in full costume and heavy white-face make-up, and then does the same scene again in plain face and simple clothes. He shows how the Japanese fan speaks in its own language. He and Shoroku act out a fight scene; Shoroku demonstrates one of kabuki's elaborate exit walk sequences, and compares different ways of making stylized gestures
Three Greek plays( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. Ellen Stewart, founder and guiding spirit of La Mama speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salt-gatherer, an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama performed by Baiko VII, the famous Kabuki actor
Nightwalk( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last performance of The Open Theater. Nightwalk is a collection of situations about the human condition
 
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