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Summary: An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alive Mind 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF THE

Summary: Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAD

Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SHA

Britten, Benjamin

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA BRI

Summary: George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Educational Broadcasting Corporation 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI LAT

New York Theater Orchestra & Chorus

Contents: Cats. Memory (3:59) -- La cage aux folies [sic]. I am what I am (3:25) -- Funny girl. People (2:44) -- My fair lady. I could have danced all night (3:45) -- Annie get your gun. Anything you can do, I can do better (2:59) -- King & I. Shall we dance (3:12) -- Annie get your gun. The girl that I marry (3:29) -- Oklahoma. People will say we're in love (4:22) -- Fiddler on the roof. Sunrise, sunset...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Special Music Co. 1986

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM Broadway 1986

New York Public Library

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 803 NEW

Brooklyn Tabernacle (New York, N.Y.)

Contents: We've come to bless your name -- I will bless the Lord -- I will bless the Lord at all times -- Be lifted up -- Lift him up -- A vessel of honor -- Nearer -- I am thine, O Lord -- Walking with the King -- What a mighty God we serve -- Bless that wonderful name of Jesus -- I'm so glad Jesus lifted me -- Come into his presence -- You have been given (We are your people) -- Glorify thy name --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Alliance 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RELIGIOUS Brook

Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)

Contents: Foreword / Joan Rosenbaum -- The Jewish museum and its history / Joan Rosenbaum -- Museum without walls / Maurice Berger -- The collection of the Jewish Museum -- Memory and history -- Spirituality and faith -- Society and politics -- Portraiture and identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jewish Museum 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 704.0392 BER

Summary: The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA BOH

Summary: Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ORP RATED NR

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Summary: An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Opera 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAG

Fox, Ted

Summary: "Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams ComicArts 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 FOX

Summary: The story of one of America's most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to family members, archival materials, and his work, this program presents the most complete portrait of the artist, bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WYE

Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)

Summary: Tchaikovsky's most popular opera, the tale of a lovelorn girl and a jaded aristocrat. Star soprano Renée Fleming sings the role of Tatiana for the first time at the Met in Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role with Ramón Vargas as Lenski. Filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca Music Group Limited 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA EUG

Summary: John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JOH

Summary: Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis's Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV EER

Summary: Takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family, to reveal who this dynamic little "devil" truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOL

Summary: Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Antlers (Musical group : Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)

Contents: Palace -- Doppelgänger -- Hotel -- Intruders -- Director -- Revisited -- Parade -- Surrender -- Refuge.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Anti- 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK ANT

Massenet, Jules

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA THA

Summary: Cuba's unspoiled tropical terrain, closed for decades by a U.S. trade embargo, escaped the commercialization of its Caribbean island neighbors. A title wave of hotels, asphalt, and pollution may be just ahead, if tourism experts are right. Look inside the long-closed paradise to see what the future holds for Cuba's unusual species of amphibians, reptiles, and fresh water fish.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CUB

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAY

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY NOT RATED

Summary: The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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