WorldCat Identities

Creative Arts Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 428 works in 831 publications in 1 language and 52,547 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Television adaptations  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Christmas films  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 533 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 by Peter Brook( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 498 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 )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Margaret Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts from Serban's workshop production of "The Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov and auditions for a prpoduction of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
The Group Theater : 1931-1940( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Group Theater was active from 1931 to 1940. In this program, three distinguished theater producer-directors recapture the heady days of the famous Group Theater and discuss its origins, successes, failures, and eventual decline. Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Bobby Lewis - all actively involved in American theater production, as well as criticism and history - were among the young pioneers who gave life to one of the country's great experiments in the theater during the 1930s. Period photographs recall their efforts and collaborators, including Elia Kazan, Stella Adler, Clifford Odets, Franchot Tone and John Garfield
Strasberg on acting( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 485 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
Poems [read by Claire Bloom] by Patricia Hampl( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage and screen actress Claire Bloom reads poetry by T.S. Eliot and Sir Philip Sidney
A Commedia dell'arte Hamlet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 434 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 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the goals and techniques of Joseph Papp's famous enterprise in New York City, The Public Theater, this program includes interviews with playwrights David Freeman, John Guare, and Myrna Lamb. It presents excerpts of their plays as finished productions or works in progress. The plays highlighted are David Freeman's Jessie and the Bandit Queen, John Guare's Rich and Famous, Myrna Lamb's Apple Pie. Papp and the writers discuss such issues as what attracts American playwrights, what they use as raw materials for their plots and characterizations, the role of women playwrights, and the persistence of the parent-child relationship as play material
Athol Fugard : Blood knot( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play
London by Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 400 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
Last letters from Stalingrad( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 400 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
Falstaff in Shakespeare and Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 396 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
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 386 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
A child's Christmas in Wales by Jon Glasco( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Burton portrays and describes Dylan Thomas as he leads into a reading of A child's Christmas in Wales, a story that celebrates the wonders of a childhood Christmas in a small Welsh village
The Norman Walker Dance Company( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement
Sophie Maslow : Poem by Sophie Maslow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem is a modern dance based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Autobiography", choreographed by Sophie Maslow to music by Duke Ellington. Participants are Morrie Pierce (reading poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sophie Maslow (choreographer), Herbert Lovell (drummer), Julie Arenal, William Dugan, Stanley Berke, Haruki Fujimoto, Carol Fried (dancers). In conversation Maslow emphasizes how her choreography is particularly concerned with the modern American dance idiom. She discusses the roots of contemporary dance and introduces her dance, in four movements. The setting is a cafe called Mike's Coffeehouse in time present . "Poem" is interwoven with group dancing, one duet and three solos, "the making of one American young man and poet."
Three Greek plays( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from Andrei Serban's interpretations of Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women as produced at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City). Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary; Ellen Stewart, founder of La Mama, speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Kabuki Techniques( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 339 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
Nightwalk( Visual )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Open Theater group in ... its last performance before disbanding. Nightwalk is a collective theater work, the creation of writers Jean-Claude van Itallie, Sam Shepard, Megan Terry, and Open Theater director Joseph Chaikin, as well as the actors. It is a montage of surreal situations that examine the human condition in worlds both real and fantastic, presenting exagerrations of human pretensions. Human and birdlike creatures weave in and out. The 'plot' is a journey, liberated from conventional thought."--Container
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.22 for A child's ... to 0.40 for Jerzy Grot ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Creative Arts Television Archive

Languages
English (108)