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Creative Arts Television (Firm)

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Works: 425 works in 874 publications in 1 language and 58,537 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Interviews  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Documentary films  Christmas films  Biography 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
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Most widely held works by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 564 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 )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 530 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 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart
The Group Theater : 1931-1940( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 520 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 515 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 )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 481 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
Poems [read by Claire Bloom] by Patricia Hampl( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 470 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 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents an abbreviated version of a Commedia Dell'Arte Hamlet, with farce and improvised dialogue interpolated into the play as written by Shakespeare. Based on the text of the First Folio, this approach emphasizes the relationship of old Italian slapstick to Elizabethan drama. Characters introduced into this version include Arlecchino, Captain, and Doctor- well-known in medieval Italian comedies and prototypes of the Punch and Judy shows
American playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 464 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
As I lay dying( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 461 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 )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features excerpts from the 1969 off-Broadway production at the Cherry Lane Theater of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: The World of Lorraine Hansberry adapted by Robert Nemiroff (Hansberry's widower) and directed by Gene Frankel
London by Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 436 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 435 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
Noh theater : the tale of Genji excerpts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the Japanese dance-drama Noh play Tale of Genji, from the 14th century
Falstaff in Shakespeare and Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 435 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 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement
A child's Christmas in Wales by Jon Glasco( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Burton portrays and describes Dylan Thomas as he leads into a reading of A child's Christmas in Wales
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 394 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
Sophie Maslow : Poem by Sophie Maslow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 382 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. This program presents a performance, featuring 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
 
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