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The Resource Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Arte ; [episode 1] written, produced, and directed by Paul Burgess ; [episode 2] written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson, (videorecording)

Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Arte ; [episode 1] written, produced, and directed by Paul Burgess ; [episode 2] written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson, (videorecording)

Label
Catherine the Great
Title
Catherine the Great
Statement of responsibility
a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Arte ; [episode 1] written, produced, and directed by Paul Burgess ; [episode 2] written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson
Title variation
Empress of Russia
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Tells the story of Catherine the Great, who transformed herself from an obscure young German princess into Russia's most powerful regent. Depicts her development as she learns the ways of Russian society and politics. Follows her as she seizes her chance for power in a daring coup and becomes Empress. Shows how she strove to modernize Russia with new ideas on health and education, but also waged numerous wars in a ruthless quest for expansion and used her intelligence, humanity, ruthlessness, political cunning and personal charm to hold on to power. Uses Catherine's intimate memoirs and personal letters to bring to life one of history's most powerful and passionate women
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, David Scott, Simon French ; editor, Steven Stevenson (episode 1), Alex Richardson (episode 2) ; original music, Debbie Wiseman
Dewey number
  • 947/.063
  • 923.147/063
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
DK170
LC item number
.C38447564 2006
PerformerNote
  • Emily Bruni (Catherine the Great), Diana-Florentina Dumbrava (Empress Elizabeth), Danut Chiriac (Peter III)
  • Narrator, John Burgess
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burgess, Paul
  • Davidson, John Paul
  • Bruni, Emily
  • Dumbrava, Diana-Florentina
  • Chiriac, Danut
  • Burgess, John
  • Brook Lapping Productions
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  • Arte (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc
  • Empresses
  • Empresses
  • Documentary videos
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Arte ; [episode 1] written, produced, and directed by Paul Burgess ; [episode 2] written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Copyright date on title frames: 2005
  • Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format; region 1
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Sofia -- Peter -- Catherine -- The marriage -- Producing an heir -- A dangerous relationship -- War, treason, and political triumph -- Catherine creates her own destiny -- Empress Catherine
  • A natural power player -- An enlightened ruler -- Expanding the empire -- Potemkin -- Rebellion -- Madame Potemkin -- The Greek project : a new Byzantium -- Propaganda war -- Fear of revolution & lost idealism -- The great empire builder
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9781415716892
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887050494
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
705049
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm65470919
  • (OCoLC)65470919
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Arte ; [episode 1] written, produced, and directed by Paul Burgess ; [episode 2] written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Copyright date on title frames: 2005
  • Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format; region 1
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Sofia -- Peter -- Catherine -- The marriage -- Producing an heir -- A dangerous relationship -- War, treason, and political triumph -- Catherine creates her own destiny -- Empress Catherine
  • A natural power player -- An enlightened ruler -- Expanding the empire -- Potemkin -- Rebellion -- Madame Potemkin -- The Greek project : a new Byzantium -- Propaganda war -- Fear of revolution & lost idealism -- The great empire builder
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9781415716892
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887050494
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
705049
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm65470919
  • (OCoLC)65470919
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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