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Theatrical Plays on DVD at the Leavey Library: Titles E-F


Titles E-F

Eccentricities of a Nightingale
"Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner portrays the sensitive spinster Alma Winemiller in this 1948 drama by Tennessee Williams, a radically revised version of his earlier play Summer and Smoke, set in Mississippi at the turn of the century. Frustrated with longing for the socially prominent young doctor next door, the eccentric, highly emotional minister's daughter decides to settle for one night with him in a rented hotel room."

The Emperor Jones
"An ambitious black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor."

An Enemy of the People
"An Enemy of the People 
is an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which at that time was considered scandalous. Ghosts had challenged the hypocrisy of Victorian morality and was deemed indecent for its veiled references to syphilis. An Enemy of the People addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man's struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. The play's protagonist, Dr Stockmann, represents the playwright's own voice. Upon completion of the play, Ibsen wrote to his publisher in Copenhagen: 'I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may [have] many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea.'"

Fifth of July
"The television production of Lanford Wilson's Broadway play about college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world and who are now looking for a way to revive their dreams of what life can be."

Forget-Me-Not Lane
"A somewhat successful professor at a technology school, listens to old songs on his tape machine and wanders back to scenes of his youth in WWII England."

"Television adaptation of a play featuring a naive, ambitious, recklessly optimistic man who is misunderstood by those close to him and finds himself in trouble because of his unrealistic hopes."