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A doll's house : Based on the play by Henrick Ibsen. MGM, 1973.
A woman's struggle to have her voice heard in a man's world is "startingly moving" in this cinematic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's famous play. Claire Bloom ; Anthony Hopkins ; Ralph Richardson. Nora (Claire Bloom) will do anything to please her authoritarian husband Torvald (Anthony Hopkins). Per Torvald's instructions, Nora focuses on such womanly disciplines as dancing and taking care of babies, while he sees to all the affairs of money. But when a past financial mistake comes back to haunt Nora, and Torvald finds out, the result is an explosion of fury and a shocking revelation that changes the course of the entire family forever.

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Shaw, Bernard. Pygmalion. BBC Video, 1973.
Based on a classical myth, Pygmalion has become a classic of the contemporary stage and screen. Writing the screenplay for the film version of Pygmalion in 1938 helped Shqw to become the first and only man to ever win both the Nobel Prize for literature and an Academy Award. Starring Lynn Redgrave as Eliza Dolittle, this BBC production captures the complexities of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics professor Henry Higgins tutors the painfully lower class Eliza Dolittle in speech as well as manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Dolittle, Professor Higgins discovers he may have a few lessons to learn himself.

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Wilde, Oscar. The importance of being Earnest. Janus Films, 1952.
Anthony Asquith's film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comic jewel The Importance of Being Earnest. The hilarious story of two young women who think themselves engaged to the same nonexistent man. Michael Redgrave ; Joan Greenwood ; Dave Edith Evans.

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Moliere. Tartuffe. Kultur, 1978.
Moliere's timeless comedy, stars the incomparable Donald Moffat as the scoundrel Tartuffe who manipulates his way into the confidence and affection of Orgon, an affluent bourgeois concerned with his own salvation, and whose wife and daughter Tartuffe attempts to seduce. Donald Moffat ; Victor Garber ; Tammy Grimes ; Patricia Elliott.

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King Arthur : His life and legends. [New York] : A&E Home Video :, 2005, c1995.
Legends narrated by Mike Grady ; program narrated by John Shrapnel ; with Jack Perkins. Examines the legends of King Arthur and Camelot, and identifies the social, political, and emotional elements that have made the story so appealing to Western culture.

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Frank, Anne. The diary of Anne Frank. United States : Twentieth Century Fox, c1959.
Millie Perkins ; Shelley Winters ; Ed Wynn ; Richard Beymer ; Lou Jacobi. Following the Nazi invasion of Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne and her family go into hiding in the confines of an attic. Anne's remarkable account of their lives, their growing fear of discovery, their deplorable living conditions and even the blooming of her first love, are intimately depicted in this extraordinary protrait of humanity.

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Hansberry, Lorraine. A raisin in the sun. United States : Columbia Pictures, 1961.
Sidney Poitier ; Claudia McNeil ; Ruby Dee. "A Raisin in the Sun focuses on the African-American working-class Younger family, as they dream of leaving behind the run-down tenement apartment where they have lived for many years. The son, Walter, a chauffeur, dreams of making a fortune by investing in a liquor store but foolishly gives his money to a con artist. His sister, Beneatha, a somewhat flightly college student, tries to find her identity and embraces the 'back to Africa' philosophy of a Nigerian friend, Joseph Asagai. The family's matriarch, Lena, dreams of buying a home, and does so with her late husband's insurance money, but the house is in an all-white neighborhood. Their racist future neighbors hire a man named Karl Lindner as a 'welcoming committee' to try to buy them out to prevent the neighborhood's integration. However, Walter takes a stand and refuses to be intimidated or bought out"--.

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Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. PBS, c2003.
Paul Newman ; Jason Robards. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. At the center of the story are Emily Webb and George Gibbs, young lovers who grow up, get married and start a family. When Emily and her baby die during childbirth, they join other members of the town who have passed on and now sit and watch the lives of those left behind unfold. Given the chance to go back and relive one day, Emily chooses one of the happiest days - her 12th birthday. But her excitement turns to disillusionment as she sees they day wasted by trivial preoccupations and petty disappointments that keep her and her family from enjoying life for what it is - a precious gift to be savored and appreciated.

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Williams, Tennessee. Baby doll. California : Warner Brothers, 1984.
Karl Malden (Archie) ; Carroll Baker (Archie's child bride) ; Eli Wallach (business rival). Times are tough for cotton-miller Archie (Karl Malden) but at least he has his child bride (Carroll Baker), who'll soon be his wife in title and truth. The one-year agreement keeping them under the same roof - yet never in the same bed - is about to end. But a game with a sly business rival (Eli Wallach) is about to begin.

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Williams, Tennessee. Cat on a hot tin roof. United States : MGM Home Entertainment, 2005.
Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie Pollitt), Paul Newman (Brick Pollitt), Burl Ives (Big Daddy), Jack Carson (Gooper Pollitt), Judith Anderson (Big Mama Pollitt), Madeleine Sherwood (Mae Pollitt). Members of a neurotic Southern family gather to face the impending death of their patriarch, Big Daddy, and battle over the inheritance of his vast estate.

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Williams, Tennessee. The glass menagerie. United States : Time-Warner Entertainment Company, c1973.
Katharine Hepburn, Joanna Miles, Sam Waterston and Michael Moriarty. The story of a family that clings to a dreamworld that can so easily be shattered into jagged pieces.

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Williams, Tennessee. The night of the iguana. United States : MGM and Seven Arts Productions, c2006.
Richard Burton ; Ava Gardner ; Deborah Kerr ; Sue Lyon. In a remote Mexican seacoast town, a fallen Episcopal priest struggles to pull his shattered life together. And three women - an earthy hotel owner, and ethereal artist and a hot-eyed willful teenager - can help him or destroy him.

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Williams, Tennessee. The Roman spring of Mrs. Stone. California : Warner Bros. Pictures, c2006.
Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty with Lotte Lenya, Jill St. John, Coral Browne, and Jeremy Spencer. Widow Karen Stone is wealthy and beautiful. Her acting successes are a memory. She lives alone in a luxury apartment overlooking the Roman steps where romantic liaisons take place. And she waits.

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Williams, Tennessee. South. California : Warner Bros., c2006.
Burl Ives ; Colleen Dewhurst ; John Colicos ; William Hutt ; Jessica Tandy ; Michael York ; Maureen Stapleton. The brutes and the belles. The gadflies and the good ol' boys. The taboos and the profound truths. They're all part of a Tennessee state of mind - a realm of places, personalities and ideas.

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Williams, Tennessee. A streetcar named desire. California : Warner Bros. Pictures, c1992.
Vivien Leigh (Blanche DuBois) ; Marlon Brando (Stanley Kowalski) ; Kim Hunter (Stella Kowalski). When she got there she met the brute Stan, and the side of New Orleans she hardly knew existed . . . Blanche, who wanted so much to stay a lady . . .

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Williams, Tennessee. Sweet bird of youth. California : Warner Brothers, 1961.
Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn. A young opportunist who returns to his Southern home town as the questionable escort of a middle-aged alcoholic movie queen tries to impress the community and at the same time make one more contact with his girl who is the daughter of a crooked political boss in town.

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Anne of the thousand days / Mary Queen of Scots. Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2007.
Anne of the Thousand Days - follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning masterpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold. Mary Queen of Scots - the battle between Mary, Queen of Scots (Vanessa Redgrave), and Elizabeth, Queen of England (Glenda Jackson), comes alive once again in the epic that earned 5 Academy Award nominations.

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The iceman cometh. United States : National Telefilm Associates, 1969.
Jason Robards, Jr. (Hickey), Myron McCormick (Larry Slade), Tom Pedi (Rocky), James Broderick (Willie Oban), Farrell Pelly (Harry Hope), Robert Redford (Don Paritt), Ronald Radd (The Captain). In his harrowing drama, Eugene O'Neill shines a harsh but compassionate spotlight on the failed lives, empty hopes, and perpetual pipe dreams of an assortment of down-and-out denizens of a seedy saloon, set in New York in 1912. Their sad, but complacent existences are rattled when Hickey arrives for his annual bender a changed man - forswearing alcohol and preaching a deliverance from "the lie of the pipe dream.".

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Beowulf. 2007.
Ray Winstone ;Robin Wright Penn ; John Malkovick.

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Great American authors since 1650 : Volume 1 Program 1 : (1650 - 1845) ;Program 2: (1846 - 1855). New York, New York : Ambrose Video, c2007.
Program 1 : 1650 - 1845 The awe-inspiring saga of America's greatest authors comes alive in Great American Authors Since 1650. As the American colonies moved toward becoming an independent nation, a unique and distinctive voice poured forth from the pens of its authors. Once the nation was founded, Amerida's first literary giants - Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe - told stories qaand wrote poems that could only have come from the heart and sould of the people in this fledgling country. Program 2 : 1846 - 1855 Between the War of 1812 and the Mexican American War that ended in 1848, America experienced an exuberant economic period of growth. And, it was during this time that American authors produced the nations's first great wave of classic literature. In this program, such literary giants as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow make their mark on the American psyche.

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Great American authors since 1650 : Volume 2 Program 3 (1856 - 1906); Program 4 (1907 - 1925). New York, New York : Ambrose Video, c2007.
Program 3: 1856 - 1906 After the Civil War the modern American novel took shape led by Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain and Henry James. In this period as the 19th century drew to a clsoe and the 20th century began. America's literary voiced seemed to come from everyone and from everywhere. Program 4: 1907 - 1925 During this period, America seemed to lose its innocence. American writers began to struggle with the problems that accompanied the age of modernization and industrialization. And, as the 20th century began to evolve, so began what would come to be known as the "lost generation" of American authors.

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Great American authors since 1650 : Volume 4 : Program 7 (1950 - 1957); Program 8 (1958 - Present). New York, New York : Ambrose Video, c2007.
Program 7 : 1950-1957 If the lost generation authors were searching for identity and meaning, the group of authors in the middle of the last century rejected everything that mainstream American embraced. Ultimately they would speak to the baby boomer generation, first as children, then as proactive teens, and ultimately as adults in the later part of the century. Program 8 : 1958 - Present This half century spanned generations of writers who witnessed or participated in WWII, Korea, The Cold War, The Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam and multiple wars in the Middle East. Their diverse experiences influenced them intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally which contributed to the eclectic collection of thought-provoking literature of the period.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Huntsville, Texas : Educational Video Network.

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Sir Gawain and the green knight. Schlessinger Media, 2002.
Considered to be one of the greatest poems written in Middle English, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells the tale of a mysterious challenge laid down at the court of King Arthur at the turn of the new year. After a stranger is beheaded, Sir Gawain, on a quest to preserve the integrity of King Arthur's Court, must travel to the green church to engage the Green Knight.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales II. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media.
The Merchant's Tale ; The Pardoner's Tale ; The Franklin's Tale.

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales III. Wynnewood , PA : Schlessinger Media.
The Squire's Tale ; The Canon's Servant's Tale ; The Miller's Tale ; The Reeve's Tale.

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Macbeth. New Jersey : Kultur.
Jeremy Brett, Piper Laurie, Simon MacCorkindale, Millie Perkins, Barry Primus.

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Shakespeare for students : Key passages in Shakespeare's plays. Library Video Company, 2009.
Explore some of Shakespeare's most memorable passages from some of his most often read plays. Also included is an investigation of the different types of plays that make up Shakespeare's body of work.

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Shakespeare for students : The characters of Shakespeare. Library Video Company, 2009.
Shakespeare's characters are some of the most memorable figures in literary history. Explore some of Shakespeare's greatest characters. Each clip consists of discussions and chosen readings that will help students to discover how Shakespeare masterfully used language to create both dastardly villains and starcrossed lovers.

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Shakespeare for students : The language of Shakespeare. Library Video Company, 2009.
William Shakespeare was a genius with words. He coined new phrases, played with word arrangements and was a master of puns. While it is easy to get swept up in Shakespeare's langauge, it can also be difficult to understand Archaic words, unusual meanings, and odd verb endings, and the frequent use of words like "thee" and "thou.".

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Shakespeare, William. Julius Caesar. Lionsgate, 1970.
Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee, Jill Bennett.

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Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. United States : Columbia, 1971.
Jon Finch (Macbeth) ; Francesca Annis (Lady Macbeth) ; Martin Shaw (Banquo) ; Terence Bayler (Macduff) ; John Stride (Ross). The insane ambition of Macbeth, a Scottish war hero, unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is goaded by Lady Macbeth into slaying King Duncan and assumin his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head. While his wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, the haunted Macbeth fights to prevent another dark forecast which may doom him.

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Shakespeare, William. Romeo & Juliet . California : Paramount Pictures, 1968.
Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting, Milo O'Shea, Michael York. Shakespeare's classic romance comes to stunning visual life in a refreshingly modern interpretation, bringing new vitality and insight to the most enduring love story ever written.

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William Shakespeare : A concise biography. New Jersey : Kultur International Films, Ltd.

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Schindler's list. Universal Pictures : United States, 1993.
Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall.

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Oedipus the king. Princeton, New Jersey : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.

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Beowulf. Schlessinger Media, 2000.
The epic poem Beowulf leaps from page to screen in this stunning animated adaptation. Faithful to the original literary work, this animated presentation chronicles the legendary struggle between Beowulf and the monster Grendel through fascinating sketch animation, captivating music and superb performances featuring the voices of Joseph Fiennes (as Beowulf) and Sir Derek Jacobi.

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Sophocles. The Theban play : Antigone. Princeton, New Jersey : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Julite Stevenson, John Shrapnel, and John Gielgud. Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date : the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end - he, his wife Jocasta, his sons, and now, at the last, his daughter, all dead. Antigone is not the only victim in the play; Creon too comes to a tragic downfall - although he repents in time, bureaucratic ritual results in the deaths of Creon's son and wife, burdening him with guilt as well as grief.

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Sophocles. The Theban plays : Oedipus at Colonus. Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Anthony Quayle as Oedipus, John Shrapnel as Creon, Juliet Stevenson as Antigone, and Kenneth Haigh as Polynices. Bearer of an almost unspeakable, immutable fate, Oedipus yet feels himself a man chosen - that is, favored - by the gods. Now an old man, blind and outcast, Oedipus wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone until he comes to Colonus, where he know he will die. Protected by the ruler of Thebes against the armies of Creon who have come in pursuit, he curses his son Polynices for indifference and ingratitude. Oedipus in this play is old and rails against the indignities of old age.

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Homer. The odyssey. Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1997.
Armand Assante ; Greta Scacchi ; Isabella Rossellini ; Vanessa Williams. Odysseus braves all the terrors and temptations of a mysterious, far-flung world, matching wits and wiles with a fantastic array of beings both mortal and monstrous.

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Natural disasters : Earthquakes. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
Earthquake (1972) ; Earthquake Below (1975) ; Lome Prieta Earthquake (1989) ; Peru : Quake and Recovery (1971). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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Natural disasters : Forest fires. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
Countdown to Calamity (1971) ; Design for Disaster (1962) ; Fire at Malibu (1958) ; Up in Flames (1984). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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Natural disasters : History of disaster. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
Shock Troops of Disaster (1939) ; The Face of Disaster (1965) ; The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) ; There Were There : The Role of the Army in Disaster Relief (1960). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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Natural disasters : Hurricanes. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
A Hurricane Called Betsy (1966) ; A Lady Called Camille (1971) ; Hurricane Frederic . . . Picking Up the Pieces (1978) ; Welcome to Corning, New York : Tropical Storm Agnes Flood (1972). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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Natural disasters : Tornadoes. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
Day of the Killer Tornadoes (1978). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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Natural disasters : Volcanoes. Washington : Topics Entertainment, c2008.
Eruption of Mt. St. Helens (1980 and 1981) ; Kilauea Volcano Eruption (1958 ) ; This Place in Time : The Mt. St. Helens Story (1984) ; Earth Resources Technology Satellite (1973). These historical documentaries, selected by National Archives, illustrated the awesome power of nature during the 20th century.

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