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How Much Land Does a Man Need?
"...a visually stunning and vividly wrought production..."
Jan Crain Rudeen -- Denver Rocky Mountain News
A funny, yet poignant tale of a man named Buck who has everything---money, success, and a loving wife. But Buck throws his happiness, and his life, away in his never-ending, and delusional search for more. Adapted from Leo Tolstoys short story, How Much Land Does A Man Need examines the potential and the danger of relentless ambition. Shot against the panoramic backdrop of the rugged and endless Montana prairie, this video is both a visual feast and a thought-provoking work which asks the question, How much is enough.
Based on a short story Mark Twain.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a hilarious look at life in a small town where people consider themselves above reproach - at least, until a stranger and a bag of gold appear in town. Farcical and witty, Twain's story entertains, but also gently pokes fun at pretensions, stimulating us to think about honesty, greed, and human corruptibility. Your whole family will love this crazed classic!
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is Globalstage's first show that is entirely produced, directed and edited by Globalstage.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg:
Named as Editors' Choice:
BEST VIDEOS OF 2000
-American Library Association/ Booklist.
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Closely based on the original 1895 script by the famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, this video examines the responsibility of a citizen to stand up against industrial and corporate corruption. An intense examination of how the forces of society, overtly and covertly work in unison to stifle the individual voice.
An amusing adaptation of Poe's short story by the same name. A distraught widower remarries while still in deep mourning. Wanting to find a replacement for the idealized dead wife, he brings home a new wife who looks like the first one, but has a very different personality. This video humorously explores the old adage, "be careful, you might get what you want" as the spirit of the deceased wife decides to take matters into her own hands.
Dumas's swashbuckling classic is brought to life by Northwest Children's Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Set in seventeenth century France, the action follows the daring adventures of young d'Artagnan who makes his way to Paris in order to join the famed king's guards, the Musketeers. The four are quickly entangled in a dangerous attempt to foil a sinister plot engineered by their nemesis Cardinal Richelieu to ruin the queen of France. Action packed scenes, precise choreography and lush costuming add to the madcap extravaganza. Hosted by Professor Elizabeth McNamer and 13-year-old Preston Blakeley, the video also includes a lesson in the art of stage fighting and a fun booklet about the time period and other related issues. It will challenge the mind and delight the senses of everyone in the family.
And What the Critics are Saying
Scripps Howard Wire Service/ Rocky Mountain News: Globalstage's The Three Musketeers intrigued my daughter and her dad... At the heart of [the story] lies adventure, heroics and good besting evil... To create a sense of place for a particular scene, the video camera uses close-ups of one part of the stage set, narrowing the action to a small area. Lighting and costumes - and of course stage fighting - help to keep the eye engaged. But it's the ear that receives the best performance here. The play's language is clever and amusing - especially among the Musketeers. Battles are won as much by wits and witty repartees as they are by teamwork and physical endurance. ...For parents and kids who crave a little more meat in their TV viewing, this is a fine production to chew on.
Dallas Morning News: Unlike the slew of movies made from the Alexandre Dumas classic, this version, presented by Globalstage Theatre Adventures, is a video of an often thrilling stage adaptation by the Northwest Children's Theatre in Portland, Ore. And it offers a young actor who kids can relate to: the appealing Dana Young, as the idealistic, honor-driven d'Artagnan, who dreams of becoming the fourth Musketeer... [Provides] a quality of language that many commercial films lack. In addition, the simplicity of the physical presentation suggests that this is a show viewers could put on, too.
Los Angeles Times: Globalstage Productions still occupies a unique niche in the home video market, offering a quality series of taped national and international performances of live theatre productions for children and family audiences... [The Three Musketeers is a ] fully staged, remarkably action packed production... Dana Yong is believably passionate as the youthful, fearless d'Artagnan, and Dierdra Atkinson is convincingly dangerous as Cardinal Richelieu's beautiful, cold-blooded conspirator, Lady DeWinter. Stage veteran Tobias Andersen brings notable depth to his role as the Cardinal... As always, the video is hosted by earnest young Preston Blakely, now 13, and [Professor] Elizabeth McNamer ... [who] dispenses voluminous information about the play's author, content, stagecraft and historical context.
Publishers Weekly. Starred review. Dumas's colorful [story] finds fresh life in this theatre production... Humor, intrigue and romance abound as d' Artagnan and the three "inseparables" - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - take on a dangerous mission to save the reputation (and life) of the queen of France... A talented cast of 23 players, costumed in fine frocks of the era, works against a minimalist set, clearly relishing the language of chivalry and honor _ sound effects, lighting and sword fighting help keep the drama at peak intensity throughout. Ages 9-up.
Booklist: Good camera work and high quality sound allow viewers to feel a part of the action as they follow young d'Artagnan's adventures.... this well acted, faithful adaptation of the classic novel is an excellent way to introduce the magic of theater to family audiences.
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