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Invitation to world literature. 1, The epic of Gilgamesh

Author: Ross Tuttle; Annie Wong; Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
Publisher: District of Columbia : Annenberg Learner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love, and immortality. Featured cast members include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa. About the Series: See beneath  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Tuttle; Annie Wong; Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 1052765354
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018).
Description: 1 online resource (27 min.)
Other Titles: Epic of Gilgamesh
Responsibility: producers, Ross Tuttle, Annie Wong ; produced by WGBH with Seftel Productions.

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The first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love, and immortality. Featured cast members include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa. About the Series: See beneath the surface of 13 great works of world literature that have traveled the globe with this course resource for teachers, students, and lovers of literature. Great epics, plays, poetry, and other literary texts have made their way around the world through time and translation, and are still captivating audiences today. This multimedia resource invites viewers to appreciate and - most importantly - read these ancient and modern works. The 13 texts are introduced on video by a wide-ranging cast including scholars, translators, artists, and writers. Excerpts of the texts are found on an extensive Web site along with background material and reading support; an interactive timeline and a feature on translation; and resources for teaching and further study. Produced by the WGBH Educational Foundation with Seftel Productions. 2010.

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