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Catherine the Great

Author: John BurgessJohn-Paul DavidsonTeresa CherfasEmily BruniDiana-Florentina DumbravaAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A minor German princess with connections to Swedish royalty, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia began as the handpicked bride of the future Czar. When he ascended the throne, Catherine plotted his overthrow, took power, and began to pull her country out of the dark ages. She led Russia for 30 years, creating an enviable dynasty build on cunning and ruthlessness, in addition to newfound notions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Documentary
Biography
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Burgess; John-Paul Davidson; Teresa Cherfas; Emily Bruni; Diana-Florentina Dumbrava; Danut Chiriac; Brook Lapping Productions.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; Arte (Firm); PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415716897 9781415716892
OCLC Number: 65470919
Language Note: In English with some Russian and French, occasionally subtitled in English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2005.
Credits: Photography, David Scott, Simon French ; editor, Steve Stevenson (episode 1), Alex Richardson (episode 2) ; original music, Debbie Wiseman.
Cast: Emily Bruni (Catherine the Great), Diana-Florentina Dumbrava (Empress Elizabeth), Danut Chiriac (Peter III), Claudiu Bleont (Grigory Orloff), Adrian Anghel (Alexei Orloff), Dan Badarau (Grigory Potemkin).
Performer(s): Narrator, John Burgess; commentators Isabel De Madariaga, Wladimir Berelowitch, Simon Sebag Montefiori, Dominic Lieven, Claus Scharf, Alexandr Kamenskii, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse.
Event notes: Originally aired in the US by PBS in two parts, on May 8 and 15, 2006.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Episode One Sofia --
Peter --
Catherine --
Marriage --
Producing an heir --
Dangerous relationship --
War, treason and political triumph --
Catherine creates her own destiny --
Empress Catherine --
Credits / written, produced and directed [by] Paul Burgess ; producers, John-Paul Davidson, Teresa Cherfas (2005) (57 min.). Episode Two Natural power player --
Enlightened ruler --
Expanding the empire --
Potemkin --
Rebellion --
Madame Potemkin --
Greek project : a new Byzantium --
Propaganda war --
Fear of revolution & lost idealism --
Great empire builder --
Credits / written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson ; producer, Teresa Cherfas (2005) (57 min.).
Other Titles: Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Responsibility: a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Arte.

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A minor German princess with connections to Swedish royalty, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia began as the handpicked bride of the future Czar. When he ascended the throne, Catherine plotted his overthrow, took power, and began to pull her country out of the dark ages. She led Russia for 30 years, creating an enviable dynasty build on cunning and ruthlessness, in addition to newfound notions of justice, progress, and a centralized government. Ahead of her time, Catherine the Great stands as a model for light in a time of great cultural and sociological darkness. In blending discussion of the facts by scholars--each presenting a particular slant on Catherine's life and conduct--with fictional recreations of pivotal events in her life, this film presents a well-rounded portrait of 18th Century Europe's most 'enlightened' despot.

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