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.
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, China, Argentina, and Venezuela are included, as well as interviews with renowned actor Earl Hyman and other notable interpreters of Ibsen's plays.
This video is available on DVD in the library. This documentary is set in Moscow in 1914, ten years after the author's death: long enough to provide some perspective on his greatness and close enough for memories to have remained fresh. The program gives us Chekhov through the eyes of those who worked with him and loved him, using superb Russian documentary footage to make both the playwright and his time come to life.
Academic Video Online (AVON) includes scholarly video material on a wide variety of topics, and of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and demonstrations.
Online streaming video of play performances & documentaries. Definitive works by leading actors & directors cover a wide range of 20th century theatre from live television broadcasts of New York productions from the 50s, revivals of classic works & experimental performances from the 60s and 70s to important contemporary performances. The BBC Shakespeare series is also included.
Library databases for audio and video music
These sources of streaming music for listening and viewing include databases to which our Library subscribes as well as other sources.
Currently contains 92 recordings by the resident string quartet formerly known as the Iowa String Quartet. Upon being loaned the "Paganini Strads" by the Corcoran Gallery, the group adopted the new name and recorded many of the included selections on these instruments built by Stradivarius.