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Venza, Jac

Works: 246 works in 411 publications in 1 language and 10,229 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television plays  Television programs  Concert television programs  Cross-cultural studies  Television adaptations  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Interviewer, Speaker
Classifications: PR2808, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Publications about Jac Venza
Publications by Jac Venza
Most widely held works by Jac Venza
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( visu )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity
From Broadway Fosse ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
With a theatrical and cinematic legacy that includes "Damn Yankees," "The Pajama Game," "Sweet Charity," "Pippin," "Chicago," and "Dancin'," the genius of Bob Fosse will always cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood. The all-dancing, all-singing "Fosse" was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Ann Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon. This video presents the award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, From Broadway: "Fosse" is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway
Leonard Bernstein's Candide a comic operetta in two acts by Leonard Bernstein( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Based on Voltaire's tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
A New York Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The Adams chronicles ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Going beyond politics, this mini-series portrays these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, as well as leaders
Mourning becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill( visu )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
A classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide set against the backdrop of a small New England town in the post-Civil War era
Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people ( visu )
5 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
In Riverton, Maine, circa 1893, Dr. Thomas Stockman wants to disclose that the town's moneymaking health spa "Clearwater Springs" has been fouled by pollution from a tannery. But his proposal to go public is opposed by his brother Peter, the town mayor, who prompts a wave of public outrage against Dr. Stockman and his family
The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( visu )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
First performed in 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's sophisticated comedy of manners satirizes the extravagance and corruption of London society. "The School for Scandal's" combination of elegant language and earthy comedy weaves a deliciously nasty tale of intrigue, slander and clandestine love affairs. Blair Brown stars in this timeless, witty look at the wages of scandal mongering and social climbing, scheming and hypocrisy
Dancing ( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Examines and celebrates dance from around the world, from traditional dance to classical ballet
Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
The television production of Lanford Wilson's Broadway play about college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world and who are now looking for a way to revive their dreams of what life can be
Beyond the horizon by Eugene O'Neill( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A McCarter Theatre Company production of Eugene O'Neil's first full-length play which won him a Pulitzer prize. The play concerns two brothers in love with the same girl. Her rejection of one of them and marriage to the other tears apart a family and sets the stage for all three characters' discontent and disallusionment
Anton Chekhov's The seagull ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A production by the Williamstown Theatre Festival of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy-drama depicting man's propensity for destroying those he is close to. The main protagonists are Trepleff, the youthful aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre and Irina Arkadina, Trepleff's self-centered mother, an accomplished actress, who derides her son's ambitions
The good doctor by Neil Simon( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A presentation of Neil Simon's broadway hit based on Chekhov's early short stories which so eloquently capture the comic and serious sides of the 19th century Russian bourgeoisie
Ten blocks on the Camino Real by Tennessee Williams( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Set in a fictional Latin American country populated by a worn-out Casanova, a nostalgic Camille, and a disillusioned Byron, Tennessee Williams' allegorical one-act play stars Martin Sheen as an American G.I. named Kilroy, an ex-boxer with the soul of a poet
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Breaking all conventional rules of drama, Shakespeare creates neither a clear-cut hero nor a villain. Instead, this great tragedy presents complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another, and themselves
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
An American Conservatory Theatre production of one of Rostand's most celebrated plays. Rostand's swashbuckling, romantic comedy is beloved for its tragic love story and its witty hero, Cyrano de Bergerac
Home by David Storey( visu )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"Home", follows the interaction of five patients over the course of a single afternoon in the garden of what we can fairly assume is an English mental hospital
The time of your life by William Saroyan( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary, or cynical characters drift in and out of the bar and each others lives. At least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young hooker named Kitty
Secret service by William Gillette( visu )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The Phoenix Theatre production of William Gillette's 1895 spy thriller, set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the Richmond telegraph office. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap
The journey of the fifth horse by Ronald Ribman( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight
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