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The Adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson, Episode 1
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directed by Andrew Thompson, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2005), 58 mins
As this companion docudrama to Kidnapped reveals, the true-life adventures of author Robert Louis Stevenson often outdid the escapades of his famous fictional creations. A sickly provincial middle-class boy, destined to follow in his family's engineering dynasty, Stevenson somehow managed to break free to live a l...
directed by Andrew Thompson, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2005), 58 mins
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American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Digital
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins

Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), the man some call America's Shakespeare, from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Film and theater luminaries including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phyl...

directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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Author Roxane Gay is Not Your Typical Feminist
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produced by Bloomberg L. P. (New York, NY: Bloomberg L. P., 2018), 4 mins
Nov.16 -- Roxane Gay, a New York Times best selling author for her 2014 essay collection "Bad Feminist," faced repeated rejection throughout her early years as a writer. Pushing through that rejection, and subsequently through societal barriers, her work has since been published far and wide. Along with Yona Harve...
produced by Bloomberg L. P. (New York, NY: Bloomberg L. P., 2018), 4 mins
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Basil Bunting. An introduction to the work of a poet.
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directed by Peter Bell, fl. 1982; produced by Peter Bell, fl. 1982, Northeast Films (England: Arts Council England, 1982), 38 mins
An impressionistic view of the life and work of British poet, Basil Bunting (1900-1985), incorporating his own reading of his autobiographical poem, Briggflatts.
directed by Peter Bell, fl. 1982; produced by Peter Bell, fl. 1982, Northeast Films (England: Arts Council England, 1982), 38 mins
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Betjeman & Me: Rick Stein's Story
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directed by David Pritchard; presented by Rick Stein, 1947-; produced by David Pritchard, Denham Productions Ltd. (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 51 mins
In Betjeman and Me: The Rick Stein Story, Rick Stein takes an affectionate look at the poet's love of the English seaside holiday and his deep affection for Cornwall. Travelling around Cornwall, Rick meets people who remember Betjeman's visits. The video culminates in a feast cooked by Rick for guests including Be...
directed by David Pritchard; presented by Rick Stein, 1947-; produced by David Pritchard, Denham Productions Ltd. (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 51 mins
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Biography, George Bernard Shaw
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directed by Alan Landsburg, 1933-; produced by Alan Landsburg, 1933-, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1962), 25 mins
As a playwright, George Bernard Shaw created many unforgettable characters, but the most intriguing was his own. Shaw claimed to be a philosopher, novelist, socialist, statesman, dramatist, theologian, vegetarian, fanatic, and fluent liar. This documentary sets the facts straight.
directed by Alan Landsburg, 1933-; produced by Alan Landsburg, 1933-, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1962), 25 mins
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Biography, Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventures
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directed by Forrest Allen, fl. 1962; produced by Jack Haley, 1897-1979, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1962), 26 mins
He was a great American original, a gifted and irreverent storyteller whose portrayal of a wild young nation captured the imagination of the world. On the trails of the Wild West, the streets of New York, and in the shore towns of his beloved Mississippi River, Mark Twain lived out the greatest adventures of ninet...
directed by Forrest Allen, fl. 1962; produced by Jack Haley, 1897-1979, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1962), 26 mins
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Biography, Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
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produced by Noah Morowitz, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1994), 46 mins
Descend into the dark world and tragic life of the melancholy author who is the uncontested master of the macabre, and hear excerpts from his famous works. He is the uncontested master of the macabre, a genius whose melancholy nature made his own life as tragic as one of his strange tales. Edgar Allan Poe's haun...
produced by Noah Morowitz, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1994), 46 mins
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Biography, Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Ambition And Genius
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produced by Melissa Jo Peltier, Greystone Communications, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1995), 46 mins
This episode of Biography presents a detailed look at the life of Charles Dickens, beginning with Dickens's harsh childhood and ending in his rise to worldwide acclaim.
produced by Melissa Jo Peltier, Greystone Communications, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1995), 46 mins
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Biography, Casanova: World's Great Lover
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produced by Shirley Neal, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 49 mins
He was, in turn, a seminary student, a soldier, an alchemist, a violinist, a gambler and a spy. But he is remembered as the world's greatest lover. Casanova's name is synonymous with amorous adventure. His sexual conquests largely known through his extraordinary twelve volume Memoirs are legend, but his life was m...
produced by Shirley Neal, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 49 mins
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