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Michael Holroyd on George Bernard Shaw / Digital Classics (Firm).

Other author/creatorDigital Classics (Firm)
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], ©1988.
Description1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Contents The Art of Biography (2:17) -- Holroyd's Method of Finding Truth (2:28) -- Truth in Fiction and Biography (6:09) -- Is "Pygmalion" Autobiographical? (3:09) -- The Love Affair in "The Philanderer" (5:06) -- Holroyd's Thoughts on Freud (2:29) -- Holroyd Views all of Shaw's Plays (4:54) -- Shaw's Quest for Peace (3:41) -- Holroyd Visits Shaw's Home (3:17) -- Shaw Writes While he Travels (2:51) -- Shaw's Private and Public Personas (3:37) -- Shaw is Author of Himself (4:02) -- Holroyd's Plans to Publish Shaw (3:30) -- Holroyd and Shaw Live Parallel Lives (2:29)
Abstract For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance and Pygmalion. A second theme deals with the reciprocal relationship between biographer and subject. To what extent has Holroyd's point of view shaped audience perception? And how much has the study of Shaw affected Holroyd?
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: Digital Classics (Firm), 1988 9781421386058
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number10342 Films Media Group

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