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Summary: The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

Weiss, Samuel A. (Samuel Abba)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heath 1974

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.82 DRA

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-nineteenth century German village in Hunsruck, it captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who immigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. Jakob, our protagonist, tries to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SEN

Summary: A feud becomes a war between a proud rancher and a wealthy, influential landowner in the Old West.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 1999

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN JAC

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Summary: An enchanting screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's original novel. As the Civil War rages on, the four sisters of the March family struggle to grow up without the guiding hand of their loving father.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2018

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Summary: Danger-courting excursionist James Delaney returns to London in 1814 in order to attend his father's funeral. He not only inherit his notorious father's shipping empire, but all the enemies and debts created by his father's dubious dealings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TAB

Summary: Richard Brinsley Sheridan's witty comedy of manners The Rivals is one of only a small handful of 18th-century plays that continues to be produced-and studied-to this day. This classic BBC film adaptation from 1986 launches Captain Absolute, Lydia Languish, Mrs. Malaprop, Sir Lucius O'Trigger, and the rest of the audacious cast into action once again as they pursue their conflicting agendas...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Diana Rigg is the manipulative Hedda, who will not or cannot conform to what society considers "normal" for a woman. The arrival of an ex-lover on the scene gives her the opportunity to determine someone else's fate-but of course that is not what Ibsen was writing about. With Denis Lill and Philip Bond, in the adaptation by John Osborne.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program, narrated by Ibsen biographer Michael Meyer, charts the development of Henrik Ibsen's style over four periods: his early years of failure; his epic dramas; his sociological plays, such as A Doll's House, Ghosts, and Rosmersholm; and his final plays, including Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, and Little Eyolf, in which he dealt with the dark interior of the human soul. Televised...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Henrik Ibsen scrutinized and interpreted human hearts and minds in such a manner as to prompt Sigmund Freud to create a typology based on the dramatist's principal characters. Yet the evidence of Ibsen's life argues that he himself lived with a dual nature that went largely unreconciled. This program seeks to understand the man known as "The Sphinx" by tracing his travels, examining excerpts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Second only to Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the most-performed playwright in the world. This program, as much a tribute to the art of theater as to the immortal Ibsen, reveals a perennial fascination with Norway's master playwright. Excerpts from A Doll's House, Peer Gynt, and other productions captured on film in the United States, Canada, Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Serbia, Iran,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Prolific Swedish playwright August Strindberg wrote over 70 plays in his lifetime, most obsessively preoccupied with the "battle of the sexes." In this BBC production, Michael Simpson directs Strindberg's classic tragedy of class and sexual warfare. The neurotic, aristocratic daughter (Janet McTeer) of a count breaks off her engagement to her irresolute fiancé. Despondent and bored, she idly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Beautiful orphan Edith Adelton came to the United States as a child to be a companion and tutor to the Hamilton family's young daughter Amy. Though Edith's parentage is a mystery, she has found great happiness with the Hamiltons. When the family's cousin Ida comes to visit, Mrs. Hamilton enlists Edith in a matchmaking plan involving two suitors for Ida. But both men fall for the lovely Edith....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA INT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD I

Summary: Set in early nineteenth century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AFE

Summary: Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chandler are forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm, Dr. Frankenstein, and Sembene, unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona are all waging battles of their own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount / Showtime 2015

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PEN

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Summary: Huckleberry Finn and his friend, an escaped slave named Jim, face adventure as they travel down the Mississippi River; when Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn witness a murder, they try to decide whether to keep the truth a secret or reveal the identity of the killer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ADV

Summary: It's Christmastime as young Robbie Eunson pulls his little sister on a sled through the snow to a snug house in the woods. Robbie is fulfilling the promise he made to their dying mother- that he would find a home for each of the six orphaned children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ALL

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Summary: Aging actress Irina visits the country estate where her brother Sorin and her son Konstantin reside. She brings her lover Boris, a successful novelist. The estate teems with desire, jealousy and angst. The estate manager's daughter Masha is in love with Konstantin, who is in love with the sweet neighbor Nina, who is in love with Boris. Boris casually uses and discards Nina while Irina...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2018

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Se

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Summary: An English governess is hired to teach the King of Siam's children, but ruins the country's traditions during her work.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS KIN

Summary: This dramatization of Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts opens with Jakob Engstrand attempting to convince Regina, his daughter and a maid in the Alving household, to come work for him. She refuses, happy with her position in a proper household, but we are soon introduced to scandal and moral debate when we learn from Mrs. Alving that Regina is actually the daughter of the philandering late Mr. Alving...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history -- Jack the Ripper -- before...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2002

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