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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

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Works: 13,405 works in 25,421 publications in 2 languages and 444,645 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Fiction  Musical settings  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PA3975.M4, 791.4572
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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)
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( visu )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 989 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 Robinson Jeffers( visu )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. Freely adapted by Robinson Jeffers after Euripedes
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 822 libraries worldwide
A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
The Rise of Greek tragedy Oedipus the king ( visu )
16 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the king, performed in the authentic setting of a fifth-century Greek theater, with the use of masks made after ancient models. Shows how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius
The Addicted brain ( visu )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and biggest user of drugs--the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. This program explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews playwright August Wilson on the importance of the blues in Wilson's life and his writing. Also talks about finding an African-American cultural identity and what Wilson sees as the false portrayal of black Americans on television
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( visu )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( visu )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
The art of Kabuki ( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 538 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( visu )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 504 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."--Container
The five pillars of Islam by Reiner Moritz Productions( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 499 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
A room of one's own by Virginia Woolf( visu )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 484 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen actors
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
"This Othello is a controversial and powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy ... "
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( visu )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 463 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
The joy that kills ( visu )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Set in the world of upper class Creole society which 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
Islamic art ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 454 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
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( visu )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
 
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