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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Works: 12,678 works in 26,991 publications in 2 languages and 374,840 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  Televised plays  Made-for-TV movies  History  Interviews  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, Producer, fds, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

66 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the king, performed in the authentic setting of a fifth-century Greek theater, with the use of masks made after ancient models. Shows how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence his queen, Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
The addicted brain( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and user of drugs-the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. The program explores developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it, live happily ever after
The role of theatre in ancient Greece( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation of aspects of theatre in ancient Greece, including theatre design and the use of the surrounding landscape, the origins of tragedy and the comparative roles of the writer/director and actors
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the 400-year-old tradition of Kabuki, explaining its origins and purposes, its literary sources, and the meaning of its symbolism
The joy that kills by South Wales Community Police Unit( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the world of upper class Creole society which dominated New Orleans in the 1870s, a world with a strict code of behavior one of whose strongest tenets required a wife to subordinate her will and her very being to her husband
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, while disinheriting his youngest daughter who loves him truly
Virginia Woolf : a Concise Biography by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eileen Atkins recreates her acclaimed one-woman stage show based on Virginia Woolf's 1929 talk on liberty, literature, and the role of women in her society. Presented in the original lecture hall at Girton College, Cambridge
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with August Wilson, and excerpts from his plays
Ernest Hemingway : a concise biography by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each night since he attempted suicide, the old man has come to the cafe -- a clean, well-lighted place -- to get drunk, staying until closing time at 2:30 a.m. But on this night, the younger of the two waiters turns the old man out an hour early, anxious to go home to his wife. How might this confident young man feel if he knew that his somewhat older coworker is also looking for a clean, well-lighted place?
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of September 11th, George W. Bush made an ultimatum to the world: 'Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.' But for many followers of Islam - a global community that includes more than a billion devotees - the choice is not that simple. This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslims toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening. By capturing individual opinions and attitudes, correspondent Chris Bury addresses common themes in an effort to answer the question of a stunned American populace: 'Why do they hate us so much?'"--Container
Autism by Temple Grandin( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around several case studies, this program discusses high- and low-functioning autism; illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and immune system anomalies as possible contributory factors; and discusses associated conditions, such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and echolalia
Fetal alcohol syndrome by Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses American Indians to examine the cause and effect of Fetal alcohol syndrome and shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer who developed the drama as a social and ideological forum is the subject of this program, in which those who knew him discuss his life and many works. Excerpts from plays such as Mother Courage and her children, The life of Galileo, The good woman of Setzuan, and Antigone highlight the development of Brecht's austere form of irregular verse. A later work, A little Orgnum for the theater, is the embodiment of Brecht's idea of true Marxist drama."--Container
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison reads from her two novels, Beloved [and] Jazz and discusses her views of the contributions made to American literature by the experiences of African Americans
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
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