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A Tale of two cities / Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Other author/creatorEagle Rock Entertainment.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1998.
Description1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series A Tale of Two Cities
Contents Opening Paragraph of the Novel (5:52) -- Love Triangle in Novel and Real Life (4:48) -- Centerpiece of "A Tale of Two Cities" (7:22) -- Madame Defarge (2:50) -- Sydney Carton (4:06) -- Significance of Last Scene (3:21)
Abstract It was the best of times. It was the worst of times... Dickens' tragic tale of love, friendship, and sacrifice begins against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Using affecting dramatizations of key passages, Dickens experts Professor Margaret Reynolds and Professor John Rignall analyze the many nuances and themes of this work. Topics discussed include dualism in characterization and plot; the impact of the ideas of the French Revolution; the rights of women in 18th-century England and France; and society's ambiguous attitude toward violence. Dickens' dual personality is revealed in the characters of Sidney Carton and Charles Darnay. Although Dickens takes aim at both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess, it is the latter that is precisely conveyed by the character Madame Defarge. The work's lasting importance is analyzed within the context of its emphasis on the irreplaceable value of each human life.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Eagle Rock Entertainment, 1998 9781421384634
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Other title Tale of two cities (Television program : 1989)
Publisher number10193s Films Media Group
Publisher number7891 Films Media Group

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