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Creative Arts Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 465 works in 1,128 publications in 1 language and 67,500 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Biography  Nonfiction films  Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television adaptations 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: AE5, E
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Most widely held works by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 624 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 )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Croyden's interview with Peter Brook after he returned from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors
The Group Theater : 1931-1940( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 582 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 )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 581 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
American theatre conversations : the Actors Studio( Visual )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage professionals discuss the Actors Studio, its origin, goals, and the influence of "Method" acting
Andrei Serban at work( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts of Serban's productions are included
A Commedia dell'arte Hamlet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 536 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 532 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 526 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 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program contains a discussion about the work and a portion of the performance based on the novel by William Faulkner. The work is neither pure theater nor pure dance but a combination of both
Athol Fugard : Blood knot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play
Falstaff in Shakespeare and Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 506 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
London by Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 503 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 )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 502 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
The Norman Walker Dance Company( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement
Kabuki Techniques( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 448 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
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 413 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
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to the Kabuki actor Onoe Baikō VII upon his being named one of Japan's Living National Treasures. Baikō, a noted onnagata (female impersonator) is seen in footage filmed in 1969 during the Grand Kabuki's U.S. tour, playing the role of the courtesan Agemaki in the play Sukeroku, first in costume onstage, then in street clothes in the television studio. In a series of still photographs, he is seen coaching his eldest son Kikunosuke in the role of Sagami, General Kumagai's wife. The final segment of the program shows Baikō in the role of a woman abandoned by her lover, filmed onstage in the 1960s in an extended excerpt from The salt gatherer, an 18th-century Kabuki play based on a 14th-century Nō drama
Three Greek plays( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 370 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
Nightwalk( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 365 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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