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#11255/0635  ASPIRING WRITER'S COLLECTION (9 Programs) DVD .
Packed with advice from agents, editors, publishers, and some of the most significant authors of our times - individuals who live the business of writing every day. Professional advice for aspiring authors on everything from grammar usage to making a movie deal is included in this comprehensive series of videos.

#1755/0635  ISABEL ALLENDE: Women's Voice in Latin American Literature DVD
This video deals with the life and career of Chilean author Isabel Allende, niece of the deposed and assasinated President, Dr. Salavador Allende. Grades 10 to A

#12859/1725  KING LEAR (Great Performances)
William Shakespeare's unrelenting King Lear is considered to be one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works for the stage. The challenge of playing its title role has long fallen to some of the greatest actors of our time. This telecast marks Sir Ian McKellen's return to the Royal Shakespeare Company, that has resulted in a tour-de-force performance as Lear. Co-directed for television by Sir Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt.

#5697/0635  KING LEAR: Text and Performance DVD
This video is a workshop using Shakespeare's KING LEAR to examine techniques and effects of dramatic production, direction, and acting. Students and professionals in all aspects of the drama field can find much behind the scenes information delivered by some of the world's most highly rated stage production specialists. Grades 10 to A

#6034/0635  LA PARURE (French) DVD
The story of a woman who borrows her friend's necklace, only to lose it, this dramatization of Maupassant's cynical and caustic tale will delight students of all levels. *FRENCH Grades 10 to A

#6033/0635  MARGUERITE DURAS: Worn Out With Desire to Write DVD
In this vintage interview, the late novelist and filmmaker talks openly about the hardship and the romance of her childhood in French Indochina, sharing how this period haunted her life and shaped her work. Grades 10 to A

#10490/0635  PATH TO PUBLICATION: Advice from Authors, Editors and Agents (7 Programs) DVD
Many people think they would like to write creatively, find an agent, an editor, a publisher, have a best-seller, become rich and famous and get a movie deal!!! But where to start? This seven part series goes in-depth to examine the whole process. Movie deal not guaranteed!

Many people aspire to be writers. All students need to write whether they want to or not. Peter Elbow's specialty is teaching the aspiring ones and he is widely recognized as being one of the best at doing just that....and it wouldn't hurt the ones who don't 'aspire' to watch this DVD either...and it would make life for the people who mark their papers a lot nicer too! Grades 9 to A

#11626/0635  REALISM: The Artistic Form of the Truth
It is a creative impulse as old as humanity itself: to depict life faithfully, accurately, in words or images. This program shows how that impulse led to Realism - a widespread artistic movement, born in the latter half of the 19th century, which rejected pretense, distortion, and sentimentality.

#6073/0635  ROCKING HORSE WINNER: D.H. Lawrence
This story of innocent imagination destroyed by greed is a school classic. With John Mills and Valerie Hobson. (90 minutes, b&w) Grades 10 to A

Guaranteed to capture your students' attention and make the subject come alive! Includes twelve topic based videos, classroom notes, graphic handouts, quiz, and answer questions plus a fact filled video segment accompanied by quiz and discussion questions - everything you need to succeed where it matter most: the classroom. Often the biggest obstacle to appreciating the Great Bard is his use of complex language. This series unlocks these great works so your students can understand and appreciate this master for a lifetime.There are twelve 26-minute programs in this superpack also available individually:Grades 7 to A

#15870/1725  SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED - Classroom Edition
In this special classroom edition, six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

#5115/0635  VIRGINIA WOOLF: Mrs. Dalloway DVD
Viewers are given insight to the woman and the author behind the work. This classic program intercuts scenes from a compelling dramatization of MRS. DALLOWAY with a portrayal of Virginia Woolf - played by actress Eileen Atkins - who, based on entries from her diary, explicates the story. Grades 11 to A

#7041/0635  WAR POETS - Cd-Rom/DVD
This program traces the development of the art of war poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the early 20th century and brings a new vitality to the checkered tales of heroism, cowardice, luck, valor, and misery which together form the experiences of war over the centuries.

#11937/0785  WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT (Performed in American Sign Language)
William Shakespeare’s wonderful romantic romp Twelfth Night now can be viewed on DVD in a vivacious American Sign Language performance by deaf actors.

#14345/0730  WRITING LIFE Series Two (13 Programs) DVD
This series highlights the life of each writer as seen by thirteen articulate, diverse, and entertaining authors. In their own words, the writers detail the various aspects of what it is like to be a writer. The roller coaster ride of the creative process is addressed from many points of view with humour and poignancy. The authors include RAY ROBERTSON, ELIZABETH RUTH, ROBERT J. SAWYER, STEVIE CAMERON, RUSSELL SMITH, SALLY COOPER, DIANE BAKER MASON, ANTANAS SILEIKA, MORLEY TORGOV, WAYSON CHOY, MARY-LOU SEITOUN, TIM O'BRIEN, and, CORDELIA STRUBE. Grades 11 to A

#10480/0730  WRITING LIFE: A Series on Writers and Writing (28 Programs) DVD
A series on writers and writing. Highlights the life of a writer as seen by more than twenty articulate, diverse, and entertaining authors. In their own words, the writers detail the various aspects of what it is like to be a writer. Grades 11 to A


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