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The Resource Great American authors since 1650, [produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Ronald C. Meyer ; director, Scott Gordon ; written by Mark Reeder, (videorecording DVD)

Great American authors since 1650, [produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Ronald C. Meyer ; director, Scott Gordon ; written by Mark Reeder, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Great American authors since 1650
Title
Great American authors since 1650
Statement of responsibility
[produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Ronald C. Meyer ; director, Scott Gordon ; written by Mark Reeder
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the lives and literary output of more than 60 of America's most read authors in concise, stand-alone segments presented in chronological order
Member of
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
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Great American authors (Television program)
Credits note
Consultants, Kayann Short, Alphonse Keasley Jr. ; original music, David Arkenstone ; videography, Ron Arrowsmith ... [et al.] ; editors, Kenny James ... [et al.] ; graphics, Heather Strobino
Language note
Soundtrack in English. Spanish subtitles. Closed captioned
PerformerNote
Host, Jane Kaczmarek ; narrators, Alphonse Keasley, Jane Simms Roche
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  • Meyer, Ronald C
  • Gordon, Scott L
  • Reeder, Mark
  • Kaczmarek, Jane
  • Centre Communications
  • Ambrose Video Publishing
Runtime
240
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  • Authors, American
  • American literature
Technique
live action
Label
Great American authors since 1650, [produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Ronald C. Meyer ; director, Scott Gordon ; written by Mark Reeder, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the television documentary series broadcast on Public Television
  • Special features: Great American authors slideshow; Teacher's guide with blackline master quiz, graphics, timeline
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Program 1. Great American authors 1650-1845. 1650 Anne Bradstreet, America's first poet -- 1702 Cotton Mather publishes The ecclesiastical history of New England ; 1773 Phillis Wheatley becomes America's first black woman poet -- 1819 Washington Irving publishes Rip van Winkle -- 1826 James Fenimore Cooper publishes The last of the Mohicans -- 1836 Ralph Waldo Emerson initiates American transcendentalism with Nature -- 1845 Edgar Allan Poe publishes The raven
  • Program 2. Great American authors 1846-1855. 1846 Henry David Thoreau originates America's proud history of civil disobedience -- 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne writes The scarlet letter -- 1851 Herman Melville's Moby Dick is published -- 1852 Emily Dickinson publishes first poem -- 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Uncle Tom's cabin -- 1855 Frederick Douglass publishes My bondage and my freedom -- 1855 Walt Whitman publishes Leaves of grass -- 1855 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes The song of Hiawatha
  • Program 3. Great American authors 1856-1906. 1868 Louisa May Alcott writes Little women -- 1878 Henry James writes Daisy Miller -- 1885 Mark Twain publishes The adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- 1906 Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle is published -- 1906 the whole country speaks ; Stephen Crane ; O. Henry ; Theodore Dreiser ; Willa Cather ; Jack London ; Sherwood Anderson
  • Program 4. Great American authors 1907-1925. 1913 poet William Carlos Williams publishes his first book of poems, The tempers -- 1914 Carl Sandburg publishes his poem Chicago -- 1920 Edith Wharton wins a Pulitzer Prize for The age of innocence -- 1922 The innovators ; e.e. cummings ; Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot ; Henry Miller -- 1923 Robert Frost publishes Stopping by woods on a snowy evening -- 1925 F. Scott Fizgerald writes The great Gatsby
  • Program 5. Great American authors 1926-1939. 1929 Thomas Wolfe writes Look homeward angel -- 1929 William Faulkner showcases the South with The sound and the fury -- 1930 Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature -- 1931 Pearl Buck writes The good Earth -- 1936 playwright Eugene O'Neill wins Nobel Prize for Literature -- 1939 Steinbeck writes The grapes of wrath
  • Program 6. Great American authors 1940-1949. 1940 Ernest Hemingway's For whom the bell tolls is published -- 1941 James Thurber writes The secret life of Walter Mitty -- 1947-1953 the era of popular science fiction ; Robert Heinlein ; Isaac Asimov ; Ray Bradbury -- 1948 Tennessee Williams wins his first Pulitzer Prize for A street car named Desire -- 1949 Arthur Miller produces Death of a salesman
  • Program 7. Great American authors 1950-1957. 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks wins the Pulitzer Prize -- 1951 setting the stage for the Baby Boomer Generation ; J.D. Salinger ; Sylvia Plath -- 1952 speaking for the American black male ; Ralph Ellison ; James Baldwin -- 1957 Jack Kerouac begins the Beat Generation in American literature -- 1957 Dr. Seuss writes The cat in the hat
  • Program 8. Great American authors 1958-present. 1959 Lorraine Hansberry's play A raisin in the sun is produced -- 1961 Joseph Heller writes Catch-22 -- 1966 Truman Capote writes In cold blood -- 1969 Kurt Vonnegut writes Slaughterhouse five -- 1982 John Updike's Rabbit is rich wins Pulitzer Prize for literature -- 1989 Asian American Amy Tan publishes The joy luck club -- 1993 redefining the black experience ; Toni Morrison ; Alice Walker ; August Wilson -- 2007 Cormac McCarthy wins the Pulitzer Prize for The road
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
4 videodiscs (240 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 739815003790
  • 739815004001
  • 739815004018
  • 739815004025
  • 739815004032
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn182574257
  • (OCoLC)182574257
  • 1152817
System details
  • DVD
  • System requirements to access teacher's guide: PC; Windows; Adobe Acrobat Reader; DVD-ROM drive
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Great American authors since 1650, [produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Ronald C. Meyer ; director, Scott Gordon ; written by Mark Reeder, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the television documentary series broadcast on Public Television
  • Special features: Great American authors slideshow; Teacher's guide with blackline master quiz, graphics, timeline
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Program 1. Great American authors 1650-1845. 1650 Anne Bradstreet, America's first poet -- 1702 Cotton Mather publishes The ecclesiastical history of New England ; 1773 Phillis Wheatley becomes America's first black woman poet -- 1819 Washington Irving publishes Rip van Winkle -- 1826 James Fenimore Cooper publishes The last of the Mohicans -- 1836 Ralph Waldo Emerson initiates American transcendentalism with Nature -- 1845 Edgar Allan Poe publishes The raven
  • Program 2. Great American authors 1846-1855. 1846 Henry David Thoreau originates America's proud history of civil disobedience -- 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne writes The scarlet letter -- 1851 Herman Melville's Moby Dick is published -- 1852 Emily Dickinson publishes first poem -- 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Uncle Tom's cabin -- 1855 Frederick Douglass publishes My bondage and my freedom -- 1855 Walt Whitman publishes Leaves of grass -- 1855 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes The song of Hiawatha
  • Program 3. Great American authors 1856-1906. 1868 Louisa May Alcott writes Little women -- 1878 Henry James writes Daisy Miller -- 1885 Mark Twain publishes The adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- 1906 Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle is published -- 1906 the whole country speaks ; Stephen Crane ; O. Henry ; Theodore Dreiser ; Willa Cather ; Jack London ; Sherwood Anderson
  • Program 4. Great American authors 1907-1925. 1913 poet William Carlos Williams publishes his first book of poems, The tempers -- 1914 Carl Sandburg publishes his poem Chicago -- 1920 Edith Wharton wins a Pulitzer Prize for The age of innocence -- 1922 The innovators ; e.e. cummings ; Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot ; Henry Miller -- 1923 Robert Frost publishes Stopping by woods on a snowy evening -- 1925 F. Scott Fizgerald writes The great Gatsby
  • Program 5. Great American authors 1926-1939. 1929 Thomas Wolfe writes Look homeward angel -- 1929 William Faulkner showcases the South with The sound and the fury -- 1930 Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature -- 1931 Pearl Buck writes The good Earth -- 1936 playwright Eugene O'Neill wins Nobel Prize for Literature -- 1939 Steinbeck writes The grapes of wrath
  • Program 6. Great American authors 1940-1949. 1940 Ernest Hemingway's For whom the bell tolls is published -- 1941 James Thurber writes The secret life of Walter Mitty -- 1947-1953 the era of popular science fiction ; Robert Heinlein ; Isaac Asimov ; Ray Bradbury -- 1948 Tennessee Williams wins his first Pulitzer Prize for A street car named Desire -- 1949 Arthur Miller produces Death of a salesman
  • Program 7. Great American authors 1950-1957. 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks wins the Pulitzer Prize -- 1951 setting the stage for the Baby Boomer Generation ; J.D. Salinger ; Sylvia Plath -- 1952 speaking for the American black male ; Ralph Ellison ; James Baldwin -- 1957 Jack Kerouac begins the Beat Generation in American literature -- 1957 Dr. Seuss writes The cat in the hat
  • Program 8. Great American authors 1958-present. 1959 Lorraine Hansberry's play A raisin in the sun is produced -- 1961 Joseph Heller writes Catch-22 -- 1966 Truman Capote writes In cold blood -- 1969 Kurt Vonnegut writes Slaughterhouse five -- 1982 John Updike's Rabbit is rich wins Pulitzer Prize for literature -- 1989 Asian American Amy Tan publishes The joy luck club -- 1993 redefining the black experience ; Toni Morrison ; Alice Walker ; August Wilson -- 2007 Cormac McCarthy wins the Pulitzer Prize for The road
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
4 videodiscs (240 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 739815003790
  • 739815004001
  • 739815004018
  • 739815004025
  • 739815004032
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn182574257
  • (OCoLC)182574257
  • 1152817
System details
  • DVD
  • System requirements to access teacher's guide: PC; Windows; Adobe Acrobat Reader; DVD-ROM drive
Video recording format
DVD

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