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An Introduction To Russian Literature
Excerpts from Russian fiction, theatre and biography augment historical background to create a portrait of Russian social and literary development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This discussion is illuminated by photography, Russian art and sculpture. The program traces early…
Homer's Mythology - Tracing A Tradition
A complete discussion of the Homeric legend as the first significant record of Greek mythology. The program emphasizes Homer's relevance to modern literature, psychology, scholarship and popular culture. It analyzes the characters in the Iliad and The Odyssey and summarizes…
Introduction To French Literature
Using selections from French prose and poetry, this program develops an overview of French history from the coronation of Charlemagne to the present. Included are dramatized reading from contemporary sources, commentary by modern scholars, on-location photography and fine are from…
Metropolitan Seminars In Art: Techniques
A detailed description of the technical aspects of working in various media: fresco, tempera, oil, watercolor, pastel, woodcut, etching and lithography.
Steinbeck: Grapes Of Wrath & The Depression: A Video Commentary
Introduce your students to one of the most important novels of the century. The program features an expert who provides backgrounds for both the novel and movie; covers social concerns suggested by the novel; the relationship of the novel to…
The Romantic Age In English Literature
The period's literary themes and social currents are explored through extensive excerpts from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; biographical notes on each poet; and introductory analysis of their work. On-location photography is included with original illustrations and paintings from the…
Classroom Classics III
Identify major literary themes and see how characters and plots are developed. Program features dramatic clips from these popular classics: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee & The Miracle Worker by William Gibson.
The Short Story
This program explains the key elements of the short story and the varied methods and objectives of short story writers. The techniques of such writers as Poe, Thurber, Sillitoe, Updike, Saroyan, O. Henry, Anderson, London and Hemingway are compared. Dramatized…
Mythology: Gods And Goddesses
This program provides an informative and memorable introduction, lavishly illustrated with photographs, reproductions and original art. The program introduces the "senior" gods and goddesses and then focuses on the "second generation" of Olympians: Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Apollo, Ares, Hermes and…
Interpreting The Law: The Role Of Supreme Court
The history of the Court and how it evolved to be the final arbiter and interpreter of the nation's laws. Focuses on the Marshall and Warren Courts' decisions and Brown vs. Board of Ed.
Humanities: An Approach To Living In The Modern World
Exploring physical, social and intellectual aspects of life, this program explains how human society is formed. It travels the range of world culture and discusses the need for values. It presents a dramatic analysis of the vitality and importance of…
American Gothic: Hawthorne & Melville
This program identifies Hawthorne and Melville as innovative symbolists whose focus on harsh realities and basic conflicts laid foundations for later development of the American novel. Readings and discussions of major works--"The Scarlet Letter," "The House Of The Seven Gables,"…
The Victorian Age
This program offers literary and historical insight into key Victorian themes. Charles Dickens is featured as the central Victorian novelist and his social themes are examined in depth. Students survey the range of Victorian thought and tradition in excerpts from…
Edgar Allan Poe: Literature Of Melancholy
Through dramatizations and discussions of his work, this program examines Poe's personality and his view of the intellectual as a superior but isolated being. It also investigates the invention of the detective story, his understanding of horror, violence and paranoia,…
The Poetic Experience
This program provides a simple, lyrical introduction to such poetic elements as word selection, rhythm, form, imagery, meter, simile, metaphor and rhyme. Instructive points are demonstrated by examples from Shakespeare, cummings, Whitman, Ciardi, Ferlinghetti, Booth, Horne, Williams, Cullen, MacLeish and…
Walt Whitman: An American Original
Extensive readings, critical insights and biographical details are used to develop a texteured portrait of Walt Whitman and to demonstrate his innovative influences on American literature. The program explores his visions of political democracy, social harmony, and sensual joy in…
The Brontes: Fantasy And Reality
Excerpts from journals, letters, poetry and prose enrich this narrative biography of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte. The program introduces the sisters' major works and illuminates their basic, recurrent themes. Samples of their own art-work, on-location photography of northern England,…
Reality Of Imagination: An Inquiry Into Human Creativity
Encourages the creative use of imagination and teaches how reason can organize dreams and fantasies into new forms of communication. Uses excerpts from music and literature to show how imagination can enable us to color and reshape our world and…
Science Fiction: Jules Verne To Ray Bradbury & Beyond
Using screen adaptions of Frankenstein, 20,000 leagues Under The Sea, The Time Machine, and The Martian Chronicles, this program illustrates some major themes of science fiction. Students see how this literay form has developed in our century, and why is…
Classicism And Romanticism - The Sober And The Sublime
This program explores Classicism and Romanticism as expressions of divergent human needs--one a leaning toward form, pattern and security; the other a desire for change, fantasy and feeling. It surveys these antithetical influences in architecture, painting, literature and music. Students…