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Creative Arts Television (Firm)

Works: 297 works in 675 publications in 1 language and 16,379 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Producer
Classifications: AE5, 921
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Publications about Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Publications by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Most widely held works by Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Jerzy Grotowski ( visu )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Grotowski, the director of the Polish Lab Theater, discusses the relationship between director and actor, a playwright's function, and the idea of his "poor" theater that renounces everything not essential to the work
Nightwalk ( visu )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The last performance of The Open Theater. Nightwalk is a collection of situations about the human condition
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer ( visu )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Tribute to the Kabuki actor Onoe Baikō VII upon his being named one of Japan's Living National Treasures. Baikō, a noted onnagata (female impersonator) is seen in footage filmed in 1969 during the Grand Kabuki's U.S. tour, playing the role of the courtesan Agemaki in the play Sukeroku, first in costume onstage, then in street clothes in the television studio. In a series of still photographs, he is seen coaching his eldest son Kikunosuke in the role of Sagami, General Kumagai's wife. The final segment of the program shows Baikō in the role of a woman abandoned by her lover, filmed onstage in the 1960s in an extended excerpt from The salt gatherer, an 18th-century Kabuki play based on a 14th-century Nō drama
As I lay dying ( Computer File )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of part of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, about the death of the mother of a rural Mississippi family
Three Greek plays ( visu )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. Ellen Stewart, founder and guiding spirit of La Mama speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Bunraku the classical puppets of Japan ( visu )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
This documentary traces Bunraku, the ancient and stylized form of Japanese puppet theater, from the making of the puppets, the way their limbs are articulated, their costuming and reflections on their relationship to kabuki theater
Peter Brook conversations about theater ( visu )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
An illustrated interview with the celebrated theater director just after returning from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of young actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors, etc
The Group Theater 1931-1940 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Clurman, Strasberg and Lewis discuss the heady days of the famous Group Theater, its origins, successes, failures, and eventual decline. The Group Theater was active from 1931 to 1940. It came in with the Depression and went out with the World War. It was intended as a forum for plays that would make a political statement; a new start in the casting and presentation of plays; a way of exploring acting techniques and of forging a cohesive group of talent that would stay together
Andrei Serban at work ( visu )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A profile the celebrated experimental theater director, Andre Serban
Strasberg on acting ( visu )
6 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Lee Strasberg, director of the Actors Studio, is interviewed about his career, the actors he has taught, and his ideas about acting, including Method acting
American theatre conversations the Actors Studio ( visu )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Six prominent professional actors discuss the Actors Studio, its origins, goals, and the influence of "Method" acting
German theater of protest 1918-1938, the art of expressionism by Warren Wallace( visu )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"German theater of the years between the two world wars, often considered part of the European "Expressionist" movement, was, in its most inventive aspects, a theater of opposition. It was a theater of protest against the values of the society that had prosecuted World War One, against bourgeois smugness, and then against the Germans' acceptance of the authoritatianism of National Socialism. The plays from which scenes are presented here are "Gas" by Georg Kaiser, "Hoopla! Such is Life!" by Ernst Toller, and "The Private Life of the Master Race" by Bertolt Brecht."--Container
A Commedia dell'arte Hamlet ( visu )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"Commedia dell'arte," a 16th century Italian dramatic genre, was well known in Shakespeare's England. Masked actors improvised on familiar plots and worked familiar characters into comedic versions of serious stories. Part farce, part deconstruction, part social commentary, the technique has been used here on scenes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
The making of a musical ( Computer File )
6 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Arthur Laurentis, Beni Montresor, and Stephen Sondheim discuss the making of the 1965 Broadway musical, "Do I hear a waltz?"
To be young, gifted, and black ( visu )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
This program consists of excerpts from the 1969 off-Broadway production at the Cherry Lane Theater (1968-69) of "To be young, gifted and black: The world of Lorraine Hansberry", adapted by Robert Nemiroff (Hansberry's widower) and directed by Gene Frankel
Scenes and songs from "Mann ist Mann" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) in English, in the Eric Bentley translation "A man is a man" ( visu )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Eric Bentley -- historian, playwright, drama critic, and leading Brecht scholar -- introduces scenes from his translation of Berlolt Brecht's play-with-songs "Mann ist mann." Bentley also speaks of Brecht's ideas and theater devices, the origins of his political passions in post- World War One Europe, his failure to attract American audiences in the 1930's and his remarkable success later
Athol Fugard Blood knot ( visu )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play
The deputy ( visu )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Discuss Hochhuth's book "Stellvertreter" with Hannah Arendt. It describes Vatican activities drung World War II, the plays treatment of Pope Pius XII
Gogol "Diary of a madman" ( visu )
6 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the 1964 off-Broadway production of the celebrated story by Nikolay Gogol about a clerk's disintegration into complete madness. Performed by the well-known actor and drama teacher William Hickey in an extraordinary one-man tour de force
L'histoire du soldat ( visu )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
"Portions of the renowned experimental dance-theater-pantomime work "L'histoire du soldat" by Igor Stravinsky, from 1918, a surreal response to the chaos and misery of World War One. Forty years later, this program was a television premiere of the work ... the work blends narration, dance, music and characters in changing disguises to tell the story of a common soldier who loses his soul to the devil"--Container
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