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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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 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 : a Concise Biography by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program 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
Edward Albee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the work and life of Edward Albee, from 1962's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" to 1994's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Three Tall Women." Albee talks about the influence of his unusual childhood upon his work, his years in Greenwich Village, and his method of writing. In particular, he discusses a central theme in his work, the essential stripping away of illusion and self-delusion in order to live the extraordinary experience of life. Fellow playwright John Guare and New York Times critic Frank Rich discuss Albee's particular style and legacy. Includes extracts from the stage version of "Three Tall Women," from the film adaptations of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," and specially staged readings from "A Zoo Story" and "The American Dream."
Luigi Pirandello : in search of an author by Michel Dumoulin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 244 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
T.S. Eliot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors read the work and experts discuss, examine and analyze it
The adventure of English, 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D. by Melvyn Bragg( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg travels through Britain to tell the story of how an insignificant German dialect, which only arrived in the country in the fifth century, evolved into a language which is now spoken and understood by more people than any other around the world
James Joyce's Ulysses( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 86 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 )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 86 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
The Modern World : Ten Great Writers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines drama, documentary, and critical analysis by renowned authors and literary critics to illuminate the works of writers who were among the first to envision life in the modern world
The eye by Anthony Caro( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about sculptor Anthony Caro. Features an interview with him about his work
This earth, this realm, this england( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 47 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
Many Tongues called english, one world language( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 42 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
Derek Walcott : pantomime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The host of the British South Bank show interviews and speaks about Derek Walcott, concerning his poetry and his life. The poet reads selections from his work
Speaking proper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... 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
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
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Due to the influence of the United States during the 20th century, English has become a global tongue, with approximately one third of the world's population using English as a first or second language
James Galway at the Waterfront by James Galway( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content 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
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa : portrait by Kiri Te Kanawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world famous soprano Kiri Te Kanawa talks about her life as the documentary follows her in many countries of the world. Discover one year of Kiri Te Kanawa's life! Nigel Wattis directed the film biography of incomparable soprano Kiri Te Kanawa. Melvyn Bragg, as narrator, leads us through the singer's life, and talks to her about her life and career, while other artist personalities such as George Solti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Jeffrey Tate, Stephen Barlow and John Hopkins add their personal impressions. This portrait, dedicated to Kiri Te Kanawa's teacher of many years, Vera Rozas, was filmed in 1991, and accompanies the soprano through a whole year. It follows her on trips to New Zealand and the San Francisco Opera, where she was preparing her role in Strauss's Capriccio. The film includes recordings of her in excerpts from arias by Handel, Mozart, Charpentier, Puccini and Cilèa, as well as in the final scene of Capriccio, and in songs by Richard Strauss
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 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
 
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