You searched for:

Subject
:
Language Arts
x
350 entries
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

Number
Remove Star
Title
Format
Year
Location & Availability
Call #
81.

Firearm Safety Onstage

This video clearly demonstrates essential safety measures for using America's most deadly prop - a gun. Explaining that even blanks are not automatically safe, gun and theater special effects expert Robert B. Chamberse teaches actors and technicians to properly use guns onstage. He discusses how guns work, talks about their history, shows how to perform safety checks, and teaches proper cleaning procedures. The video also considers sound issues and offers guidelines for safely using guns on stage.
Online
2018; 1992
82.

Prelude to the Great Departure

The director of the Jacques Doucet Literary Library gives an enthusiastic commentary on some unique items: drawings made by three friends of Rimbaud who, because of their regular correspondence between each other, helped trace the chaotic and premonitory journey of a Rimbaud who, in 1880, was finally ready to embark on the "great departure" for Africa.
Online
2018; 2005
83.

Sense and Sensibility: Episode 3

Marianne learns the full extent of Willoughby’s betrayal and wrongdoing from Brandon, who reveals that Willoughby was disinherited by his aunt after getting a young girl (Brandon’s own ward) pregnant. Willoughby then ran off to London to – successfully - find himself a rich heiress to marry. The shock of this news is severe for Marianne and her health begins to deteriorate. When Elinor learns that Edward intends to honor his engagement to Lucy Steele, even though this means being disinherited by his mother, she and Marianne decide to leave London. They are both heartbroken. They stay with Mrs. Jennings’s daughter, CHARLOTTE PALMER, in Cleveland where Marianne falls gravely ill. Brandon helps Elinor to nurse Marianne back to health and they finally return, with great relief, to their [...]
Online
2017; 2008
84.

Vanity Fair: Episode 2

This BBC television production is a serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's satire of English society during the Napoleonic wars. In the second episode, Becky secretly marries Rawdon Crawley. George Osborne doesn't want to rush into marriage.
Online
2017; 1998
85.

Shakespeare in Perspective: The Comedy of Errors

Comedian Roy Hudd illustrates some of the timeless gags and comic routines that sharpen this comedy of mistaken identities. From the Famous City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, with Cyril Cusack, Roger Daltrey, Joanne Pearce and Michael Kitchen, among others.
Online
2017; 1983
86.

Shakespeare: Breathing Life Into Text

This video looks at how different interpretations of Shakespeare's texts bring different meanings to scenes. Theatre director David Ritchie discusses his method for bringing Shakespeare to life on the stage, and how different choices made for actors make their influences felt on the performance. An in depth look at two crucial scenes in "Hamlet," and how these choices made by actors can vastly change the meaning and implications of these important scenes.
Online
2017; 2001
87.

John Banville Adopts a Pen Name and a Famous Protagonist to Reboot Raymond Chandler’s Iconic Crime Series (3/21/14)

Irish writer John Banville slips into Raymond Chandler’s voice for a new crime novel starring one of the great characters in American fiction: private detective Philip Marlowe. 1950s Los Angeles, the femme fatale, Hollywood stars: Chandler’s noir ingredients are back in full swing in The Black-Eyed Blonde. Banville talks to Jeffrey Brown about his novel and his use of the pseudonym Benjamin Black.
Online
2017; 2014
88.

The Political Vision of Daniel Deronda: Separateness With Communication

In the final part of an eight part lecture series on “Daniel Deronda,” Professor Ruth Wisse summarizes George Eliot’s great novel of nationalism. An expert on Yiddish and Jewish literature and winner of the National Humanities Medal, Wisse discusses the concept of the Jewish community remaining separate, yet communicating with other people and nations. With Mordecai’s support, Daniel embraces his calling to lead the pursuit of nationhood in Israel. However, he also maintains his English identity. In writing the novel, Eliot intended to facilitate communication to bring about Jewish sovereignty, as well as cautioning against British intolerance through assimilation, which she considered a threat to liberal democracy.
Online
2017
89.

Antony and Cleopatra (Stratford Festival)

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world. An HD film based on the Stratford Festival’s 2014 production of Antony and Cleopatra.
Online
2017; 2015
90.

Hamlet Themes

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but everything is A-OK with the Standard Deviants as they explore Billy Shakespeare's monumental marvel, Hamlet. What a piece of work is Hamlet? How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties... You get the picture.
Online
2018; 2005
91.

Bill Moyers Journal: 21st-Century Populism / Writer Barry Lopez

The final edition of the Journal begins by examining the new populism: after a report on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, proud and vocal inheritors of America’s populist spirit, Bill Moyers sits down with populist agitator Jim Hightower to look at the history and legacy of people’s movements and to discuss how ordinary people can reclaim their political power. Then, Moyers is joined by the award-winning writer Barry Lopez to discuss nature, spirit, and the human condition. Through novels, essays, articles, and stories—and collaborations with musicians, playwrights, photographers, and artists—Lopez has arguably become the messenger of America’s ecological unconscious. An introduction to the new public affairs program Need to Know and a heartfelt thank-you to all who have made [...]
Online
2016; 2010
92.

Little Eyolf

InLittle Eyolf, Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Diana Rigg (The Avengers) claw at each other as they suffocate in their unhappy marriage.
Online
2017; 1982
93.

The Wanda Coleman Project: Genius

Genius. (period) is a "must-see" interview if you've ever loved the writings of Wanda Coleman or if you're interested in finding out what her beautiful life, poetic conceptual process and philosophy of creative writing was all about. Includes interview plus poetry readings.
Online
2017; 2013
94.

A Boy and His Dog

This 1975 science-fiction thriller, based on Harlan Ellison's classic short story, failed commercially but has become a cult classic. It tells the story of a young man in a post-apocalyptic landscape who survives with the help of a telepathic dog. The film's iconic final line, a shocking and memorable pun, was an addition to the screenplay that Ellison hated. The film won the 1976 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Starring Don Johnson as Vic. Also starring Susanne Benton, Ron Feinberg, and Jason Robards. Directed by L. Q. Jones.
Online
2018; 1975
95.

Painting Highlights

Featuring minimal dialog, this video visits several college-level painting classes to see the evolution of student projects for scenic painting, including bricks, dirty walls, wood-graining, and marble, as well as the progression of advanced final projects. The video helps to motivate students to use their imagination and build confidence as they explore the exciting world of theatre painting.
Online
2018; 1989
96.

From the Bronx to Yale

High school students from Democracy Prep school in the South Bronx, New York, compete against young people across the U.S. at a ‘speech’ competition at Yale University, a form of competitive acting. Last year’s champion, Stephen, is hoping to regain his crown, but ambitious newcomers are coming up behind him. It’s not only trophies at stake, this could be their only chance of a college scholarship.
Online
2018; 2016
97.

Bleak House: Episode 7

This film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel about the Victorian London legal system presents the beautiful Lady Dedlock who nurses a dark secret in her past, and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn who seeks to uncover it. Then there is the generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his past and his two attractive young wards Richard and Ada. All of them are caught up in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination—if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. In the seventh episode, Jarndyce brings Mrs. Rouncewell to her son, Sergeant George; Esther tells Jarndyce about Richard and Ada's marriage.
Online
2017; 2005
98.

A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof and Yeats

In this absorbing documentary, Geldof, a self-confessed devotee of the great Irish Nobel Prize winning poet, traces how W.B. Yeats led the way in imagining a new, proud, strong Ireland into being after The Famine – and how, after centuries of colonial oppression, he gave the people of Ireland back a story they could believe in and fight for. As Gogarty said, there is no Free State without Yeats. By which he meant that Ireland does not exist without the poet. Through interviews with Yeatsian aficionado and biographer Roy Foster and performances of some of Yeats’ most iconic poems by leading Irish and British cultural figures, Geldof reveals how the poet and others built the scaffolding of a new independent Ireland decades before the Rising – but how Yeats’ vision for a modern, plurali [...]
Online
2017; 2016
99.

Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 3

Jonas organizes an uncharacteristically lavish funeral for his father and then, encouraged by Pecksniff, returns with him to Wiltshire to recuperate and pay further attention to Charity. In the event, he proposes to Mercy, Pecksniff’s younger, prettier daughter. Charity is humiliated by Jonas’s deception and Mercy's acceptance of it. In the uproar that follows, old Martin and Mary Graham arrive unexpectedly on their promised visit, forcing Pecksniff into ludicrous deceptions to create an illusion of peace in the house. Tom Pinch, though secretly in love with Mary himself, brings news to her that young Martin has reached New York and that he and Mark Tapley have purchased a property in Eden, a new development on the Mississippi. Old Martin tires to warn Mercy of the dangers of enterin [...]
Online
2017; 1994
100.

Charlestown: The Eternal Return

This film retraces the presence of the visionary poet Arthur Rimbaud in Charleville (Ardennes, France), his native town. Numerous documents, photos, letters, and drawings take us back on the trail of a fiendish young rebel in a very beautiful town and green countryside that he, however, hated (as numerous letters bear witness).
Online
2018; 2005