Invitation to world literature. 13, The thousand and one nights [electronic resource] / producer, Ross Tuttle ; produced by WGBH with Seftel Productions.

District of Columbia : Annenberg Learner, 2010.
1 online resource (27 minutes)

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Other Title:
Thousand and one nights
1001 nights
Thousand nights and a night
Arabian nights.
Arabic literature -- History and criticism.
Educational films.
In English.
System Details:
video file
Shahrazad must hold the interest of her despotic husband the sultan with nightly tales, lest she lose her life in the morning. This wellspring of storytelling, circulating from medieval Persia to Egypt to Iraq, like its wily raconteur lives on in many modern adaptations. Art, performance, and film images are employed to show the collection's broad span of influence. Featured speakers include Marin Alsop, musical director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezai, co-producers of the 1001 Nights animated series. About the Series: See beneath the surface of 13 great works of world literature that have traveled the globe with this course resource for teachers, students, and lovers of literature. Great epics, plays, poetry, and other literary texts have made their way around the world through time and translation, and are still captivating audiences today. This multimedia resource invites viewers to appreciate and - most importantly - read these ancient and modern works. The 13 texts are introduced on video by a wide-ranging cast including scholars, translators, artists, and writers. Excerpts of the texts are found on an extensive Web site along with background material and reading support; an interactive timeline and a feature on translation; and resources for teaching and further study. Produced by the WGBH Educational Foundation with Seftel Productions. 2010.
Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018).
Tuttle, Ross, producer.
Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production, production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
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