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Wattis, Nigel

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Most widely held works by Nigel Wattis
The adventure of English the life story of a remarkable language by Melvyn Bragg( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more
Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This vintage program, narrated by Ibsen biographer Michael Meyer, charts the development of Henrik Ibsen's style over four periods: his early years of failure; his epic dramas; his sociological plays, such as A doll's house, Ghosts, and Rosmersholm; and his final plays, including Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, and Little Eyolf, in which he dealt with the dark interior of the human soul. Televised productions and theater excerpts showcase Ibsen's works, while writers John Mortimer and D. M. Thomas and psychologist Anthony Storr consider their complexity and treatment of daring themes such as women's rights, venereal disease, and parental responsibility."--Container
T.S. Eliot the waste land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Read by noted actors Michael Gough, Edward Fox, and Eileen Atkins, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land powerfully expresses the disillusionment and disgust of the post-World War I era in Europe."--Container
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000 by Melvyn Bragg( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 6 explores the enlightenment period during which the advances in science, technology and commerce brought new words to the English language
James Joyce's Ulysses( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of excerpts from James Joyce's Ulysses, and of the author's life and conversation, with commentary by novelist Anthony Burgess and scholar Clive Hart
Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Proust which itself is a work of art, investigating time and memory in his work from emotional and psychological point of view
T.S. Eliot's The waste land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Read by noted actors Michael Gough, Edward Fox, and Eileen Atkins, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land powerfully expresses the disillusionment and disgust of the post-World War I era in Europe. In this ageless program, Professor Frank Kermode, of Cambridge University; Eliot biographer Peter Ackroyd; and poets Sir Stephen Spender and Craig Raine examine the complex nature of Eliot's influential poem, analyze its appeal, and trace the reasons why it became one of the best-known emblems of the 20th century."--Container
This earth, this realm, this england( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This [program uses] some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance."--Container
Luigi Pirandello( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life ... biographical notes written by Pirandello himself provide a new angle on the inner torment that animates his work, while playwright Julian Mitchell and novelist Leonardo Sciascia critically analyze the action as it unfolds"--Container
Anthony Caro( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about sculptor Anthony Caro. Features an interview with him about his work
Edward Albee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albee talks about his life, work, and method of writing, with excerpts from some of his plays
Many Tongues called english, one world language( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This menu-powered DVD explores how America's rise as an economic power made it the driving force behind the spread of English in the 20th century. A world tour illustrates how English has mixed with other languages - from "Franglais" in France to "Singlish" in Singapore - and how the dollar's power, coupled with the lure of consumerism, has made English the international trade language. Bringing it full circle, host Melvyn Bragg returns to the British Isles to survey English as it is spoken now, measuring the influence of American slang and vocabulary from other languages."--Container
Kiri Te Kanawa home & afar by Kiri Te Kanawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in 1990, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa made a triumphant return to her native New Zealand to give three concerts, the last of which, in an outdoor event in Wellington, attracted an audience of more than seventy five thousand people enjoyed music ranging from Puccini to My fair lady. Just over a year later, Kiri delighted an invited audience at Christopher Wren's Chapel of the Royal Navy College in Greenwich, London, with a program of Handel and Mozart
Speaking proper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This menu-driven DVD follows English through the 18th and 19th centuries, from attempts at reforming and standardizing the tongue in the Age of Reason to the soaring verse of Romanticism and the verbal prudishness of the Victorian era. Linguistic milestones are highlighted by original editions of critical texts, including Newton's Opticks, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Thomas Sheridan's British Education, and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Other key figures discussed include Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Jane Austen, And William Wordsworth."--Container
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this definitive film profile, a camera crew shares a year in the life of Dame Kiri as she performs throughout the world. It includes extensive performance pieces with arias by Cilea, Puccini, Handel and Mozart, a specially staged sequence of the closing scene from Capriccio and songs by Richard Strauss
Ten great writers the seminar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a roundtable discussion about what constitutes modernist writing. New literary themes generated by the era's political and social upheavals are also discussed, including time, the unconscious mind, alienation, the changing role of women, and the consequences of two world wars. In addition, the panel suggests that the atrocities of the post-modern world led writers to reject modernist narrative techniques and seek a new syntax and vocabulary
Marilyn Horne, a reminiscence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This looks back over the 60 year-old mezzo-soprano's long and remarkable life, celebrating her achievements and giving insight into her unique talent
James Galway at the Waterfront by James Galway( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Galway is featured in this 90-minute recital from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, and in conversation with Melvyn Bragg on LWT's South Bank show in which he talks candidly about his childhood, his teachers, his time at the Berlin Philharmonic, and his solo career"--Container
Marcel Proust Remembrance of things past( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of part seven of Marcel Proust's masterpiece, in which narrator Marcel attends a reception for the new Princesse de Guermantes and discovers his life's true vocation in the process
Marilyn Horne a profile( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Horne is acclaimed as the finest mezzo soprano of the twentieth century. Her career has spanned everything from Grand Opera to light entertainment. Home's greatest contribution to music has been in developing the mezzo soprano repertoire of composers such as Rossini and she was the first non-Italian to win the coveted Rossini Medal. This programme looks back over Marilyn Horne's remarkable career. Specially-shot performance items, together with archive footage and recordings, demonstrate her magnificent vocal ability. At the heart of the profile is an interview in which the engaging and dynamic singer talks about her life and her music. The film visits Horne's home town of Bradford, Pennsylvania, and travels with her to Long Beach, California, where her family moved when she was eleven years old. Here she talks about her early days: singing in church choirs, making recordings for television sitcoms with the Robert Wagner Chorale, cutting pirate pop records and acting as voice double for Dorothy Dandridge in Otto Preminger's film "Carmen Jones." A clip from the movie displays Horne's astonishing powers of imitation. She touches on her association with Stravinsky. It was her work with Dame Joan Sutherland in the bel canto operas of composers such as Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, that first brought Marilyn Horne major stardom in the mid-1960s. Dame Joan talks about the chemistry that made their performances together so special. Other contributors include her former husband and good friend, the conductor Henry Lewis, fellow American singer Samuel Ramey and her biographer Jane Scovell. Highlights of the programme include coverage of Horne's final appearance in a Rossini opera - Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeri recorded at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 1993 - and of the gala recital at Carnegie Hall in January 1994, which marked her sixtieth birthday and the launch of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. An archive clip recalls one of Horne's finest moments, when, as President Bill Clinton's favorite classical singer, she sang at his inauguration in Washington in 1993. Another side of Horne's vivacious personality emerges in a clip from the Carol Burnett Show, in which she features in a song and dance routine
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