How to write an essay. Scottsdale, AZ : Teacher's Video Company.
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Nebraskans for Public Television, Inc. The poetry hall of fame. Nalibu, CA: Monterey Home Video, 1994.
VHS format. "From the acclaimed PBS series."--container. Host: William Perry; Cast: William Shatner, Vincent Price, Levar Burton, Valerie Harper, Ruby Dee, Claire Bloom, Jack Lemmon, etc...
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.Hayes, Sue, director/producer. King Arthur. Biography. Satel Documentary. Arts & Entertainment Network;, 1995.
Copyright; no reg. Copyright notice on cassette box: A&E Television Network; 1995. Sources used: descriptive material; cassette box.
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Rappaccini's Daughter. California: Monterey Home Video, 1980.
Based on the story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne, set in 18th-century Italy, about young man's romantic entanglement with a beautiful, forbidden woman in a poisonous garden.
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Nebraska ETV. Spoon River anthology & a poetic portrait gallery. The Master Poets Collection. Malibu, CA: Monterey Home Video, 1997.
VHS format. Includes excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology, along with works of other poets.
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Nebraska Educational Television. New England in autumn: the poetry of Robert Frost. Master Poets Collection. Malibu, CA: Monterey Home Video, 1997, c1976.
VHS format. Container title: Robert Frost: New England in Autumn. Presents selections of Robert Frost's poetry.
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Nebraska ETV. The world of Emily Dickinson. Master Poets Collection. Malibu, CA: Monterey Home Video, 1997, c1976.
VHS format. Cast: Claire Bloom, Jill Tanner, Cynthia Herman, George Backman. A dramatic presentation of her "Letters to the world.".
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Voices & visions. Robert Frost. The New York Center for Visual History, Inc., c1988.
One of the most popular poets in America, Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), was not merely the nature poet that he appeared to be; his vision was of a harsh universe indifferent to man and his anxieties. This revealing film interweaves interviews with the poet, dramatizations of some of his work.
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The beat generation : an American dream. WinStar Home Entertainment, c1998.
In the early 1950's a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria and values in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. The Beats proposed alternatives to traditional sexuality and family structure and were deemed "crazy" for their deviations.
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Hansberry, Lorraine. A raisin in the sun. Colombia Pictures Corporation, c1961.
Black and white.
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Williams, Tennessee. Glass menagerie. Universal City, California: MCA Home Video, c1994.
One of Tennessee Williams' best and most poetic works is brought to the screen by director Paul Newman in this film based on the Broadway play. Stars Joanne Woodward, Karen Allen, John Malkovich.
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Hal B. Wallis, producer and Charles Jarrott, director. Anne of the thousand days. MCA Home Video, <1994>.
VHS; hi-fi. Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas. Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson. Set against the pageantry and political intrigue of the 16th century England,...
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Miller, Arthur. The crucible. United States : 20th Century Fox, 1997.
A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods, one girl's innocence is lost in the bed of a married farmer who drinks a charm to kill his wife. and suddenly the devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorable vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.
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Miller, Arthur. Death of a salesman & the video private conversations. Troy, Michigan : Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., c1998.
Death of a Salesman follows Willie Loman as he struggles with the conflict of family values and society's expectations of success. Private Conversations takes a candid look at the filming of Death of A Salesman. Witness conservations about the sets, lighting, camera placement and performances. Hear Dustin Hoffman talk about the process of making films - including the translations and limitations. Starring: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, and Stephen Lang. Willie Loman (Dustin Hoffma), a traveling salesman, has spend his life chasing the American Dream. Yet nothing has turned out the way he thought it would, and he sees his visions of success slipping away. Now he must face the facts: he is past his prime and feels he has wasted the best years of his life and neglected his family.
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William Faulkner : a concise biography. New Jersey : Kultur International Films.
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James, Henry. The turn of the screw. Dan Curtis Productions, 1992.
When the young Jane Cubberly (Lynn Redgrave) takes on the position of governess of two orphaned children at a foreboding English country estate, she learn that the children's previous governess, Miss Jessel, died under mysterious circumstances. As Miss Cubberly becomes acquainted with the children she finds they are being controlled by the menacing spirits of Miss Jessel and her evil lover, Peter Quint. A desparate battle follows as the sinister ghosts attempt to take complet possession of the children's souls.
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Knights of Camelot. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1997.
Explore the countryside of England while you explore its fascinating history. Become more familiar with the tales of King Arthur and learn about the demise of his kingdom, Camelot.
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Animal stories: Captivating tales traditionally told. Atlas Video, Inc., c1991.
Boastful bears and a beauty conscious cockroach join a cast of lovable creatures with lessons to share in Animal Stories. Listen and learn: How a monkey puts a buzzard out of the "flying business" in Monkey Takes a Ride; what the secret of true beauty is in La Cucarachita; and other stories.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne. Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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Herman Melville. Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804-1864. The scarlet letter. WGBH/Boston Production, c1979.
In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.
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Herman Melville : Consider the sea. Monterey Home Video, 1981.
Offers a unique loook into the life and work of one of the giants of American literary history, a life of work and dreams as powerful and mysterious as the sea.
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Moby Dick. California: MGM/UA Home Video, Inc., c1990.
Best Actor Oscar winner Gregory Peck will forever be remembered portraying Ahab as a madman possessed, stumping his ship's deck as though he were riding the winds of hell.
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Ben - Hur. Turner Entertainment Company, c1959.
Based on the novel entitled Ben - Hur; a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace. CAST: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith. A drama about a wealthy Jew and his emotional and spiritual development under the shadows of Roman tyranny, and his final emergence from oppression through his observation of the example and teachings of Jesus.
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Tall tales, yarns, and whoppers. Atlas Video, Inc., c1991.
Gian animals, superhuman feats and other preposterous impossibilities make the leg-pullers in Tall Tales, Yarns, and Whoppers a delight. Learn about: How love, exaggeration, and exasperation all play a part in giving a young girl a name in My Name; how a woodsman uses his wits to get out of a tight spot in Bill Greenfield and the Big Mosquitoes; and other stories.
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The Long hot summer. Jerry Wald Productions, Inc., 1958.
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury. This is a riveting tale of life in the Deep South. Provacative and compelling, it simmers with sexual tension, bawdy humor and a powerful clash of personalities. When Ben Quick (Newman), a suspected barnburner drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will Varner, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch (Welles) who decides Quick is the ideal husband for this spinterish daughter (Woodward). But once the loner moves in, the two men lock horns, drawing Varner's family into a complex web of emotions and actions that leave all of them changed forever.
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Mitchell, Margaret 1900-1949. Gone with the wind. United States : MGM/UA Home Video, c1989 ; 1939.
Originally released in 1939. the 1989 release is described as the new digitally remastered edition. Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. the story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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Henry David Thoreau. Encyclopeadia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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Edgar Allan Poe. Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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The raven. The Classic Collection. Universal City, CA: MCA Home Video, Inc., c1992.
Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in this macabre horror classic inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1991.
Chaucer's contentious pilgrims have been delighting readers for 600 years. This basic exposition of the characters will help students to visualize the motley travelers.
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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Rime of the ancient mariner : the immortal epic of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. New Jersey : Kultur International Films, 1984.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem is brought to life with an evocative mix of animated and real images which give this famous poem an exciting new dimension. Presented in two parts. Part 1 - biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Part 2 - unique visualization of Coleridge's evocative poem.
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William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism.
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The Canterbury tales I. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania : Schlessinger Media, c2000.
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The Canterbury tales II. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania : Schlessinger Media, c2000.
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The Canterbury tales III. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania : Schlessinger Media, c2001.
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Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion. Los Angeles, California: Embassy Home Entertainment., c1987.
Black and white.
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William Shakespeare : A life of drama. New York : A&E Television Networks, c1996.
Join Biography for an in-depth look at William Shakespeare, the greatest writer the English language has ever known. William Shakespeare's tumultuous life produced an unmatched legacy of drama and poetry. But the Bard's own story remains, for the most part, a myters. Biography pieces together the clues of Shakespear's identity from his comfortable youth in Stratford - upon - Avon and his marriage to an older woman at eighteen to the night of carousing that led to his death at age fifty-two.
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William Shakespeare: His life & times. Salt Lake City, Utah: Bonneville Worldwide Entertain, c1995.
Follow the life of an unknown sheepherder who became the most famous playwright in the world. Tape 2: "Alms for Oblivion".
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Nebraskans for Public Television, Inc. William Shakespeare: a poet for all time. Malibu, CA: Monterey Home Video, c1997.
VHS format. As you like it. All the world's a stage -- Sonnet XXX(When to the sessions of sweet silent thought) -- Sonnet XVIII (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?) -- Cymbeline...
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Biography. William Shakespeare -- life of drama. 1996.
William Shakespeare's tumultuous life produced as unmatched legacy of drama and poetry. But the Bard's own story remains, for the most part, a mystery. In this remarkable program, Biography pieces together the clues of Shakespeare's identity, from his comfortable youth in Stratford-on-Avon and his marrage to an older woman at eighteen to the night of carousing that led to his death at age fifty-two. Film excerpts, dramatic readings and location footage provided a glimpse into his little-known-life and his astonishing twenty-year as a playwright and actor.
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Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Princeton, New Jersey: Films for the Humanities, c1988.
Part 1 of 2; Length 2 hours, 28 minutes; color.
Shakespeare, William. The tragedy of Othello, the moor of Venice. Huntsville, Texas: Educational Video Network, c1981.
Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes.
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Understanding Macbeth. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1994.
This explication follows the story line and offers insights about the history of the play, the characters, and the complex themes.
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Marlowe, Christopher. Doctor Faustus. California : Columbia Pictures, c1967.
Richard Burton stars as the aging scholar who makes a deal with the devil for youth, knowledge, and a dazzling mistress. But when the Faustus begins to regret his decision, the devil's assistant, Mephistopheles, sends Taylor as the spellbinding seductress who seals Faustus' fate. Starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. First dramatized in the 16th Century, the legend of Doctor Faustus is the immortal tale of a German conjurer who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a life of adventure and excitement.
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William Shakespeare: A concise biography. New Jersey: Kultur International Films.
Famous Authors Series.
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Schindler's list. United States : Universal Pictures, 1993.
The film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
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Dickens, Charles 1812-1870. Great Expectations. Troy, Michigan : Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., c1999.
After harsh years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving.
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Eliot, George 1819-1880. Silas Marner. Livonia, Michigan : CBS/Fox Video, c1987; 1985.
Ben Kingsley leads a stellar cast in this stunning production of George Eliot's classic novel. Also featured are Jenny Agutter, along with some of Britain's most popular actors from stage, film and television. Filmed on location in the beautiful Cotswold hills of England. Silas Marner is the story of a young linen-weaver whose dreams are destroyed when he is falsely accused of a crime. Isolating himself, he becomes a selfish and despondent miser. Despair turns to hope when he adopts an abandoned child, but their happiness may end when her real father returns. You'll never forget Kingsley's touching performance or this tender story of love, devotion, and the joy that only a child can bring.
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Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Faroness, 1865-1947. The scarlet pimpernel. London Film Productions, Ltd., c1982.
Based on the novels The Scarlet Pimpernel and Eldorado, this features Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews in a tale of passion and romance in eighteenth century France.
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Background to Beowulf. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1995.
The high point of Old English literature is the epic poem, "Beowulf." This historical and literary traditions of the era in which it was written are explained in detail.
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Beowulf. Wynnewood, PA : distributed by Schlessinger Media, .
Voices: Derek Jacobi, Joseph Fiennes, Timothy West, Anna Calder Marshall, Michael Sheen ... [et al.]. The epic poem chronicles the legendary struggle between Beowulf and the monster, Grendel, translated into modern English.
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Ibsen, Henrik. A doll's house. New York: BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., c1995.
Adaptation of Ibsen's play about a woman who leaves her husband and children to find a new life for herself.
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The Theban plays. Antigone. Princeton, New Jersey: Films for the Humanities, 1987.
Antigone defies Creon's decree to bury her slain brother according to religious rituals as Creon tries to impose his will on Antigone.Based on: Antigone/Sophocles. Made in 1984. Ages 17 through adult.
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The Theban plays. Oedipus the king. Princeton, New Jersey: Films for the Humanities, 1987.
The play recounts the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone.
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Adventures of Ulysses. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1991.
Follow Ulysses, the craftiest of Homer's heroes, as he invents the Trojan horse, struggles to return home, and triumphs over his wife's suitors.
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The Iliad and the Trojan war. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1996.
Homer's Iliad and the accompanying epics about Troy have survived in classical culture for more than 1,500 years. Heroes and gods strive toward glory.
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The odyssey. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network, c1989.
Retrace the steps of Odysseus to the sites of his adventures, and gain insights about Homer's epic, as we explore the world of Greek heroes.
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Homer. The Iliad. Hicksville, NY : Best Film & Vide Corporation, 1987.
Through easy-to-follow narration and live, re-enacted scenes, The World Classics Collection presents informative new dramatizations of highlights from selected literary masterpieces. Presented to make the author's original intent easy to understand, the programs include helpful discussions of the story's historical setting and details on the author's life. As an added bonus, a special review section offers questions about key elements of the program to assist in full appreciation of this literary classic.