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Maxwell's Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 98 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 208 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  History  Televised plays  Television interviews  Historical films  Television plays 
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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Publications about Maxwell's Collection (Firm)
Publications by Maxwell's Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works by Maxwell's Collection (Firm)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A prestigious two-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic story of a peasant girl's life, torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men
William Shakespeare ( visu )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Interviews with directors, filmmakers, scholars, and theater director which discuss Shakespeare's legacy and relate their personal experience working with his texts. Includes clips from recent movie versions of Titus and Love's Labour's Lost, and classic footage from Laurence Oliver's Hamlet. Suggested level: senior secondary
Possum magic ( visu )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Possum magic is the story of Grandma Poss and her grand-daughter Hush. Grandma uses magic to make Hush invisible, which is useful for a while. But when Hush wants to see herself, reversing the magic is not so easy. Wilfrid Gordon Donald Partridge is the story of a small boy who tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so that he can restore that of an elderly friend
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love'"--Container
Breathing ( visu )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Homeostasis: Observes what happens to the body during a marathon race in order to understand homeostasis mechanisms. By monitoring the various physiological responses of a runner we can see how the body regulates temperature, blood oxygen, blood glucose, water balance, heart rate, breathing rate and hormone levels. Designer babies: Examines some of the issues raised by the potential uses and misuses of genetic technology. Students will gain an understanding of the structure and function of DNA, social, economic and ethical implications of genetic manipulation and related technology, pre-natal screening techniques, genetic abnormalities, artificial insemination and embryo transplants. Suggested audience: secondary
James Marshall's favourite fairy tales ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
James Marshall's Favourite Fairytales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears tells the story of three bears who come home from a trip to find a little girl fast asleep in Baby bears̉ bed (8 minutes). Red Riding Hood is kind and considerate to a wolf who has designs on her and her granny (8 minute). Three Little Pigs are threatened by a hungry wolf (12 minutes)
Design : a - Z ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Showcases some of the most creative designs around the world, from product design to furniture, fashion, interior and architecture
Paul Signac and Saint-Tropez, 1892-1913 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Paul Signac left Paris for St. Tropez in 1891 and found it the ideal place, with its vivid blues of sea and sky and golden light, to develop his painting and indulge his passion for boating. This film associates the Tropezian motifs and images of the Bay with a study of the paintings of this period. Film-maker Charles de Lartigue has successfully captured the essence of Provence in a series of films about the impressionist painters who were inspired by its beauty
Henri Matisse and Midi ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
One of a series of films about painters who were inspired by the beauty of Provence. In considering Matisse's work with colour, film director Charles de Lartigue has observed "one should think of curves escaping from a centre, of the hatching of new forms, of those moments when Matisse lived his dream. Colour awakens space. The painter dislodged it from beneath its layers of light, making people and objects stand out". Suggested audience: secondary, general
Hansel and Gretel by Barbara Shook Hazen( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A woodcutter's two children find a house in the forest made of sweeets and candy that belongs to a hungry witch. Includes notes for teachers printed on the reverse side of container insert. Suggested audience: junior, primary
Seminars in modern art ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Beginning with Impressionism in the 1800's and continuing through experiments of the last decades, this is an introduction to the exciting, revolutionary and sometimes puzzling art of the modern era
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Othello, updating it to a contemporary setting. John Othello is promoted into a top ranking police job, but his former friend and mentor Ben Jago is jealous with this and Othello's successful marriage and he seeks a terrible revenge
The new living body. DVD] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
1. Using combinations of computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, shows why the brain is so important and explore what is known about how it works. 2. Introduces the role our senses have in providing us information about the world. Explores the visual system, the vestibular system, the relationship between the brain and the sensory organs and using modern technology to overcome our sensory limitations. Suitable for use with secondary school classes
The rainbow serpent and 2 other stories by Dick Roughsey( visu )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Magnum photos : the changing of a myth by Reiner Holzemer( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Holzemer joins a group of Magnum Photos agency photographers as they cover all aspects of the human condition around the world and explores the independence and creativity that Magnum allows its photographers
Angry earth by Stuart Everett( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In order to understand more about earthquakes, looks at some of the greatest ever earthquakes of the past. Questions discussed include: Why do some buildings collapse while others close by remain standing? What is liquefaction? How are tsunamis formed? Can science do anything to protect us from future quakes, or are we at nature's mercy? Suggested audience: secondary
Birth of the earth ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"This program takes an imaginary 'human' time traveller on a journey back to the moment of formation of our solar system. We meet the scientists who are carrying out their own detective work and uncovering the clues around the world today indicating what our planet was like four and a half billion years ago"--Case
Paul Cézanne : a life in Provence by Charles de Lartigue( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
One of a series of films about painters who were inspired by the beauty of Provence, following the life and work of Paul Cezanne, one of the major artists of the region. Suggested audience: secondary, general
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a violent story of misplaced trust and bloody revenge, scheming children, divided loyalties, crumbling power and finally madness
Great scientist ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Dr Allan Chapman introduces the life and times of Charles Darwin, a failed student from a rich family whose five year voyage round the world inspired 'The Origin of Species', a groundbreaking work outling the theory of evolution. Suggested audience: general
 
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