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Illuminations (Firm)

Works: 160 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 11,829 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  Television programs  History  Televised plays  Filmed plays  Television plays 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Illuminations (Firm)
Most widely held works by Illuminations (Firm)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed screen version of William Shakespeare's classic story of tyranny and ambition was filmed at London's Roundhouse. It uses the edgy techniques of fly-on-the-wall documentaries and the effect is raw, intimate and strikingly dynamic
Shakespeare's globe( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look inside a living time capsule, this program explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, presenting a day in the working life of the unique artistic institution. The video guides viewers through the facility, painstakingly designed and built to resemble the original Elizabethan playhouse, and offers commentary from the actors, artisans, and educators who practice their craft there. Illustrating how the Globe's productions breathe life into the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the program features thrilling performances from Romeo and Juliet, including the balcony scene and the death of Mercutio
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask by I JULIEN( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one the of most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movement, as it follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique through his medical training in France, then to Algeria where he joined the liberation struggle
The Art of Barbara Hepworth by Barbara Hepworth( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praised by the New York Times at the time of her death as one of the world's foremost sculptors, Barbara Hepworth left a legacy of creations that continues to inspire new generations of artists. This program reveals the beauty and the power of her sculptures through footage of her naturalistic carvings of the 1920s, her increasingly abstract sculptures of the '30s, her ambitious postwar works, her monumental public commissions, and the striking creations of her final years. The program also uses Dame Barbara's own words, drawn from writings, correspondence, and archival interviews, to express the ideas that motivated her
Aztecs : exposition of a culture( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented by sculptor Antony Gormley, this program was created to complement the 2002-3 exhibition of Aztec culture at London's Royal Academy. Many of the incredible works loaned to the exhibit are shown, along with sculptures and artifacts filmed in Mexico City and at important Aztec sites. Leading scholars and curators explore how the nomadic Aztecs drew inspiration from earlier cultures. The variety and sophistication of Aztec art are extensively illustrated, along with the exquisite craftsmanship of their manuscripts and their jewelry
The Art of Henry Moore( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Moore's work is so representative of mid-20th-century modernist concerns that a generation of art viewers may be unfamiliar with it. This program facilitates a rediscovery of the brilliant sculptor and draftsman by freshly examining many of his drawings, graphics, and monuments. From his most iconic pieces to his lesser-known works, including the amazingly relevant WWII-era tube shelter sketches, Moore's sensitive vision emerges with startling clarity. Footage from sites in the United States, Italy, and England, including the 2003 Tate Modern exhibition-as well as narration drawn from the artist's own words-bring his remarkable career to life
The Victorian nude( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Tate Britain's Alison Smith explores contradictory Victorian attitudes toward the nude in painting and sculpture. Topics include attempts to characterize the English nude, the classical nude as an expression of moral and spiritual ideals, the mystique of the artist's studio, the sensational nudes of the later Victorian years, and modern depictions of the naked human form that began to emerge around 1900. The works of William Etty, William Blake Richmond, Annie Swynnerton, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse, Frederic Leighton, Henry Scott Tuke, William Orpen, John Singer Sargent, and others are featured
Islamic art at the V & A( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Making of the Jameel Gallery, the first of two films, follows the creation and achievement of the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the V & A over an 18 month journey ending with the opening of the new gallery. Included also is a history of the collection, the renovation of the Gallery, installation sequences and interviews. The second film highlights the beauties and complexities of many of the greatest objects from the V & A collection. Each of the main forms of the arts under Islam - ceramics, textiles, metalwork and manuscripts, together with elements of architecture - is discussed and illustrated
Constable at Tate : art and life in landscape( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Constable's major works are in the collection of Tate and this film uses those paintings and drawings, together with works from London's National Gallery and elsewhere, to consider the artist's life and work. A detailed critical commentary considers Constable in the social and historical context of an England fighting a war with France and dealing with profoung political change. Also featured are ten additional short films, each of which considers in detail a major work by the artist
Late Gothic art and architecture : England, 1400-1547( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance through the Late Gothic art of England and its Perpendicular architecture. Spanning the reigns of Henry IV to Henry VIII, artists and artisans in England produced jewelry, devotional sculptures and images, illuminated manuscripts, and monumental structures. Leading historians reinterpret the period, discussing patronage, England's artistic relations with the continent, and the importance of religion to society at that time
Art of faith by John McCarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals "outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... filmed in twenty- seven key locations in eighteen countries"--Original container
Turner and venice by Ian Warrell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice is the subject that dominates the later paintings of J.M.W. Turner. Its shimmering radiance, ethereal beauty, and faded magnificence inspired some of his best-loved and most enchanting images-dazzling reflections on light and color, history and literature, tradition and modernity. This program explores all aspects of the rich relationship between the illustrious painter and the city he loved so well. Interviews with Ian Warrell, curator of a Turner exhibition at Tate Britain; historian David Laven; poet Andrew Motion; and artist Cornelia Parker are featured
Sense and sensation : English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from his book, The Pleasures of the Imagination, this lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London is presented by historian John Brewer. Illustrated with period prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life, the program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created-a world with many parallels to today. Brewer relates the remarkable stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera
The Saatchi gallery : highlights of British conceptual art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting nearly 100 pieces from the Charles Saatchi collection in London, this program transcends the standard video catalog format by incorporating interviews with several artists, all of whom candidly share their goals and processes. From Gary Hume's contemplative abstractions to Damien Hirst's shark in formaldehyde, a wide variety of artistic and social concerns come to light. Jake and Dino Chapman's bizarre figures are among the most challenging pieces featured, in addition to Tracy Emin's provocative fabric installations and Sarah Lucas' sexually suggestive food sculptures. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. (53 minutes)
The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location across England and Ireland, this program takes a close look at the Lindisfarne Gospels-a priceless work of art and one of Christianity's most enduring symbols of faith-and the historical and religious contexts in which it was created. Michelle Brown, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, explains who made it and why, presents new findings about its dating, and shows how it unites a remarkable range of motifs and styles from the Celtic Iron Age, Germanic prehistory, ancient and Christian Rome, Coptic Egypt, and Byzantium. A wealth of other devotional objects and images from early Christianity are also featured. (48 minutes)
The eye by Rachel Whiteread( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 2001 interview and profile, the British artist Rachel Whiteread discusses her work, and the ideas that prompted a number of her best known sculptures
"The Sculpture 100: England's Public Sculpture, 1905-2005."( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Thomas Brock's Queen Victoria Memorial and ending with Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant, this program spotlights 100 public sculptures in Britain created over the course of 100 years. Stories of patronage, controversy, and celebration contextualize the images on screen, while quotations and commentary from important sculptors offer valuable insights. Henry Moore, Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, Andy Goldsworthy, Barbara Hepworth, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Jacob Epstein, Tony Cragg, Eric Gill, Richard Wilson, David Mach, Elisabeth Frink, William Turnbull, and "England's Michelangelo" G.F. Watts are only 18 of the landmark artists represented
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2008, the UK's eminent Royal Shakespeare Company brought Hamlet - Shakespeare's most famous and perhaps most influential play - back to the stage, spoken in verse but with contemporary dress and David Tennant in the eponymous role. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted either the level of interest of the near-unanimously positive reviews. Tennant's interpretation was recognised as defining the role for a generation and Patrick Stewart - playing Claudius - as a performance of great depth and complexity. In this specially-shot screen version of the stage play (filmed on location rather than in the theatre), Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it brings Shakespeare's greatest play to a far wider audience than ever before."--Container
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The Victorian nudeArt of faithHamlet