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The Resource Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Arte

Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Arte

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
Title variation
Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A minor German princess with connections to Swedish royalty, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia began as the handpicked bride of the future Czar. When he ascended the throne, Catherine plotted his overthrow, took power, and began to pull her country out of the dark ages. She led Russia for 30 years, creating an enviable dynasty build on cunning and ruthlessness, in addition to newfound notions of justice, progress, and a centralized government. Ahead of her time, Catherine the Great stands as a model for light in a time of great cultural and sociological darkness. In blending discussion of the facts by scholars--each presenting a particular slant on Catherine's life and conduct--with fictional recreations of pivotal events in her life, this film presents a well-rounded portrait of 18th Century Europe's most 'enlightened' despot
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, David Scott, Simon French ; editor, Steve Stevenson (episode 1), Alex Richardson (episode 2) ; original music, Debbie Wiseman
Date time place
Originally aired in the US by PBS in two parts, on May 8 and 15, 2006
Dewey number
947/.063
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: G
Language note
In English with some Russian and French, occasionally subtitled in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
DK170
LC item number
.C38447564 2006
PerformerNote
  • Narrator, John Burgess; commentators Isabel De Madariaga, Wladimir Berelowitch, Simon Sebag Montefiori, Dominic Lieven, Claus Scharf, Alexandr Kamenskii, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse
  • Emily Bruni (Catherine the Great), Diana-Florentina Dumbrava (Empress Elizabeth), Danut Chiriac (Peter III), Claudiu Bleont (Grigory Orloff), Adrian Anghel (Alexei Orloff), Dan Badarau (Grigory Potemkin)
Runtime
120
Technique
live action
Label
Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Arte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 2005
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode One
  • Sofia -- Peter -- Catherine -- Marriage -- Producing an heir -- Dangerous relationship -- War, treason and political triumph -- Catherine creates her own destiny -- Empress Catherine -- Credits
  • written, produced and directed [by] Paul Burgess ; producers, John-Paul Davidson, Teresa Cherfas
  • (2005) (57 min.)
  • Episode Two
  • Natural power player -- Enlightened ruler -- Expanding the empire -- Potemkin -- Rebellion -- Madame Potemkin -- Greek project : a new Byzantium -- Propaganda war -- Fear of revolution & lost idealism -- Great empire builder -- Credits
  • written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson ; producer, Teresa Cherfas
  • (2005) (57 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781415716892
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887050494
  • 841887050494
  • 841887050494
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
705049
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10115936
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65470919
  • 1603499
  • (OCoLC)ocm65470919
  • 1603499
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Catherine the Great, a Brook Lapping production for PBS in association with the BBC, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Arte
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 2005
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode One
  • Sofia -- Peter -- Catherine -- Marriage -- Producing an heir -- Dangerous relationship -- War, treason and political triumph -- Catherine creates her own destiny -- Empress Catherine -- Credits
  • written, produced and directed [by] Paul Burgess ; producers, John-Paul Davidson, Teresa Cherfas
  • (2005) (57 min.)
  • Episode Two
  • Natural power player -- Enlightened ruler -- Expanding the empire -- Potemkin -- Rebellion -- Madame Potemkin -- Greek project : a new Byzantium -- Propaganda war -- Fear of revolution & lost idealism -- Great empire builder -- Credits
  • written, produced and directed [by] John Paul Davidson ; producer, Teresa Cherfas
  • (2005) (57 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781415716892
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887050494
  • 841887050494
  • 841887050494
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
705049
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10115936
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65470919
  • 1603499
  • (OCoLC)ocm65470919
  • 1603499
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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