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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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Biography, Anne Rice
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produced by Alan Goldberg, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 54 mins
Profiles the New Orleans native whose vampire tales and erotic writing style have made her one of America's most popular authors. Rice's work was deeply influenced by the death of her young daughter from leukemia. Anne's battle with grief and a drinking problem gave birth to her first novel, "Interview with the Va...
produced by Alan Goldberg, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2000), 54 mins
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Biography, James Joyce
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directed by Chris Warren, fl. 2004; produced by David Edgar, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 48 mins
His life was cut short by illness but the controversial author left a legacy of some of the greatest work ever written which is now celebrated the world over. A sweeping look at Joyce's life and works. See why fame drove Joyce from his beloved homeland. Filled with intimate excerpts from his personal corresponden...
directed by Chris Warren, fl. 2004; produced by David Edgar, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 48 mins
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Biography, Leo Tolstoy
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directed by Jesse Sweet, fl. 2000-2014; produced by Jesse Sweet, fl. 2000-2014, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 47 mins
Russian writer, moralist, and mystic, Tolstoy began his literary career by writing short stories as a soldier. The author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, he lived poorly as a peasant under his wife’s roof. Leaving home secretly, he died of pneumonia.
directed by Jesse Sweet, fl. 2000-2014; produced by Jesse Sweet, fl. 2000-2014, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 47 mins
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Bookmark, Charlotte Bronte Unmasked
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directed by Daisy Goodwin; presented by Audrey Hall; produced by Daisy Goodwin, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Bookmark (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 50 mins
Audrey Hall goes in search of the real Charlotte Bronte, with the help of biographers Dr Juliet Barker and Dr Lyndall Gordon.
directed by Daisy Goodwin; presented by Audrey Hall; produced by Daisy Goodwin, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Bookmark (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 50 mins
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Famous Authors, Emile Zola
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
From an early age Zola determined to be a writer. His childhood and youth were spent in Aix en Provence; his closest friend was painter Cezanne (whose story is told in our Impressionist series). Despite failing his final school exams he got a job with the publishing house of Hatchette and therefore knew just how t...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, George Bernard Shaw
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
Born into a Protestant family of declining social status in Catholic Dublin, Shaw left school to become a clerk at 15. At 23 he went to London to pursue a career as a writer. With his brilliant wit and capacity for hard work he became the most prominent dramatist of his age.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, John Steinbeck
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
During his early years Steinbeck pursued writing, but for a living maintained himself by working as a caretaker. In 1935 TORTILLA FLAT was successfully published and fame was achieved. He married three times and was involved in politics and controversy over W.W.II and the Vietnamese War. Steinbeck received the Nob...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, Jonathan Swift
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
All that most people know of Swift is that he wrote Gulliver's Travels. However, it is such an extraordinary work and has had such influence that it is not surprising that he wrote much else and lived an interesting and unusual life. Born to Protestant parents in Dublin, he attended Trinity College before working...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Mark Twain
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Born Samuel Langhorn Clemens, Twain was a newspaperman, prospector, riverboat pilot, humorist, speaker - and perhaps America's best beloved writer. Speculative business ventures led to financial ruin, but he recovered.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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