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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…
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.
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…
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…
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 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…
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,"…
In Search Of Ancient Mysteries
Additional evidence to support the theory that man on earth had his genesis somewhere in outer space is offered in this thought-provoking film. Filmed on locations throughout the world, some of the bizarre phenomena depicted include a complex astrological clock…
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…
Marbury Vs Madison
Part of the Series: Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
The ground breaking decision, written by Chief Justice John Marshall and clarifying the power of the judiciary.
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…
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.
Fiction into Film: Literature Goes to the Movies
Investigates how elements of a novel, short story or play are retained, altered, or deleted in the translation to film. Examines commercial considerations that affect the choice of literary sources and shows why producers choose Broadway musicals, best sellers and…
Literature With A Message - Protest & Propaganda, Satire & Social Comment
This program analyzes literature written for a purpose--to rally support for causes, to satirize human folly, to protest injustice, to encourage idealism and spiritual rebirth. It examines different types of literary propaganda in the Horatio Alger stories, the wartime speeches…
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…
The Bible: A Study In Literature
Through art, drama and analysis, this program shows the Old & New Testament orgins of many contemporary literary forms, styles & devices. Students will discover elements of the short story, biography, fable, adventure, tradegy, parable and novel in the tales…
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…
Our Heritage From Ancient Greece
This visually beautiful program traces Greek civilization from early Minoan society and describes how Greek literature, art and philiosophy contributed to western civilization. Reviews Greek rivalry with Persia, the growth of democracy in Athens, Solon's laws, and the art and…