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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 14,486 works in 26,471 publications in 3 languages and 379,896 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Educational films  History  Internet videos  Televised plays  Interviews  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Publications about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publications by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
58 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,049 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Medea by Euripides( visu )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. Freely adapted by Robinson Jeffers after Euripedes
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( visu )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libations at the tomb and in a deeply moving scene brother and sister recognize one another. They swear to avenge their father's death as directed by Apollo
The addicted brain ( visu )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Shows how the human brain manufactures and uses drugs. Explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( visu )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's play which describes the romantic infatuation of Orsino, the devoted loyalty of Viola, the selfless friendship of Antonio and the self-love of Malvolio
The joy that kills ( visu )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
This is the widely heralded adaptation of the short story by Kate Chopin, the late-19th-century writer whose work is only now receiving the major recognition it deserves. The setting is Kate Chopin's own world-the world of the upper-class Creole society that 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
Virginia Woolf A Concise Biography by Virginia Woolf( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A call to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, and to control their own destinies, yet realize necessary communion on all levels between men and women
The art of Kabuki ( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 503 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's King Lear. A play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view ( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
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
Bertolt Brecht ( visu )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 444 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
Fetal alcohol syndrome ( visu )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Examines the cause and effect of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Profiles an eight-year-old Apache boy with FAS. Shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus
Autism by Jamie Guth( visu )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 432 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
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( visu )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 414 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen actors
Hemingway, grace under pressure by Anthony Burgess( visu )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 393 libraries worldwide
A film biography of the man who single-handedly forged the modern novel. Shows the relationship between Hemingway's life and works, and evaluates both. Contains old photographs, newsreel footage, and clips from the big Hemingway features. Takes the viewer to the neighborhood where Hemingway was born and grew up, to his home, school, and church, to Chicago, Kansas City, Paris, Pamplona, Venice, East Africa, London, Key West, Cuba, and finally, Idaho
Gabriel García Márquez by Yves Billon( visu )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
"This in-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez is presented in the form of a conversation with an old friend he has not seen in a long while ... The program is structured to suggest an apparent disorder of time ... Assisted by readings and dramatizations of his works, the master of "magic realism" focuses on the supernatural aspects of his spellbinding narrative style, in an effort to convey his particular vision of the world"--Container
Islamic art ( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"Discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art."--Container
The five pillars of Islam by Michael Bakewell( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Describes the five essential principles of Islam (declaration of faith, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting and almsgiving) and places them in historical context. Introduces the vast international mosaic of Moslem believers and the conflict between traditional teaching and the effects of industrialization
 
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