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Venza, Jac

Overview
Works: 38 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 6,697 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  History  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Publications about Jac Venza
Publications by Jac Venza
Most widely held works by Jac Venza
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( visu )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 680 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
The Adams chronicles ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 481 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 ( visu )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 462 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 435 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 386 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
Fifth of July ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In Lanford Wilson's acclaimed Broadway play, college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world, find themselves looking for a way to revive their dreams
Beyond the horizon by Eugene O'Neill( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 300 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
Ten blocks on the Camino Real by Tennessee Williams( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 278 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
Anton Chekhov's The seagull ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 278 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 260 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
Cyrano de Bergerac ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 254 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
in English and held by 245 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
Home by David Storey( visu )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 239 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 214 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
Feasting with panthers a play about Oscar Wilde by Richard Cumming( visu )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A surrealistic mixture of reality and imagination, "Feasting with Panthers" takes place in the life, mind, memory and vision of Oscar Wilde while imprisoned in England's Reading Gaol during the late Victorian Era. Through flashbacks and flash-forwards, the play presents a dramatic, flowing portrait of an era, and of a man whose genius and vitality live on in his own words
The journey of the fifth horse by Ronald Ribman( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight
Secret service ( visu )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 191 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
Forget-me-not Lane by Peter Nichols( visu )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
A somewhat successful professor at a technology school, listens to old songs on his tape machine and wanders back to scenes of his youth in WWII England
Hogan's goat ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
A television production of the William Alfred play that revolves around the tensions in a marriage of a convent-bred woman to an Irish immigrant whose years of political loyalty have finally made him the prime candidate for mayor of Brooklyn
Ah, wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
A Long Wharf Theatre Company production of Eugene O'Neill's nostalgic paean to the rites of adolescence. This affectionate comedy presents a 17 year old boy's coming of age during a summer in 1906 New England where he experiments with his first romantic crush, poetry, politics, wicked women and alcohol
 
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