A Midsummer Night's Dream
1:43:25

A Midsummer Night's Dream

SBS August 21, 2010

Literature

Drama

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's ...

Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's play-within-a-play finale. Music by Felix Mendelssohn, conductor Nir Kabaretti and choreographed by George Balanchine.

A Slum Symphony
56:53

A Slum Symphony

SBS2 March 24, 2012

Music

Personal and social capability

Drama

Dance

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Since 1975, over a quarter of a million kids from Venezuela's most violent and poor neighbourhoods have had the opportunity to spend time intensively studying classical music. ...

Since 1975, over a quarter of a million kids from Venezuela's most violent and poor neighbourhoods have had the opportunity to spend time intensively studying classical music. They are part of a radical social project in which children and teenagers, often living in unthinkable circumstances, are given the chance to change their lives through music.

ABC2 Live Presents Eddie Perfect
1:33:41

ABC2 Live Presents Eddie Perfect

ABC2 April 17, 2011

Music

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Hosted by Myf Warhurst, ABC2 Live presents Eddie Perfect and Songs From The Middle performed at the South Melbourne Town Hall as part of the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Hosted by Myf Warhurst, ABC2 Live presents Eddie Perfect and Songs From The Middle performed at the South Melbourne Town Hall as part of the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

ABC2 Live Presents King Lear
2:54:01

ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

ABC2 August 1, 2010

Drama

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of ...

It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear, exclusively recorded by the ABC at Melbourne's Arts Centre.

Acting Class Of 1977
51:57

Acting Class Of 1977

SBS March 31, 2016

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Twenty-eight students began the National Institute of Dramatic Art's competitive drama course in 1975, among them were Mel Gibson and Judy Davis. This documentary explores the ...

Twenty-eight students began the National Institute of Dramatic Art's competitive drama course in 1975, among them were Mel Gibson and Judy Davis. This documentary explores the experiences of this standout year - but who will make it, and who won't?

An Honest Liar
1:25:21

An Honest Liar

SBS August 12, 2015

Drama

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This is a feature-length documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James Randi. The film brings to life Randi's ...

This is a feature-length documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

An Obsession With Hamlet
54:47

An Obsession With Hamlet

ABC April 4, 2010

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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A fascinating journey behind the scenes of the Bell Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, from first rehearsal to opening night. John Bell has stamped the role of Hamlet ...

A fascinating journey behind the scenes of the Bell Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, from first rehearsal to opening night. John Bell has stamped the role of Hamlet as his own, having played it numerous times over 35 years. Now he is handing on the baton to talented young actor Leon Ford (Changi) who moulds it into something fresh and exciting as Bell directs and watches the process with joy.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
59:01

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Democrats

Season 1 Episode 1 Foxtel Arts April 2, 2016

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as ...

Classicist Michael Scott travels to Greece on a quest to find out how drama first began. In Athens, he discovers that the first stage plays were not so much story-telling as reactions to real-life events, and deeply connected to democracy in the city.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
58:58

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Romans

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts April 22, 2017

Ancient history

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire ...

Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald.

Artscape
25:54

Artscape: In Conversation With Virginia Trioli - Deborra-Lee Furness

ABC November 17, 2009

Drama

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Deborra-lee Furness In Conversation features an illuminating Q&A interview between actor/director Deborra-lee Furness and Arts presenter Virginia Trioli. While best known as ...

Deborra-lee Furness In Conversation features an illuminating Q&A interview between actor/director Deborra-lee Furness and Arts presenter Virginia Trioli. While best known as the motor-bike riding lawyer in the 1988 Australian film classic Shame, other key roles in a rich and varied television career have included Neighbours,Singapore Sling and Flying Doctors. In the 90s while starring in the hit ABC TV series Correlli, Furness also met her future husband, Hugh Jackman, with whom she has two adopted children.

At The Movies
26:39

At The Movies: Ben Stiller

ABC December 19, 2013

Media arts

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Recently Ben Stiller was in Australia to promote his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty releasing on Boxing Day. Margaret and David took the chance to chat to him both ...

Recently Ben Stiller was in Australia to promote his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty releasing on Boxing Day. Margaret and David took the chance to chat to him both about the film and his career.

At The Movies Farewell Special
59:29

At The Movies Farewell Special

ABC December 9, 2014

Media arts

Drama

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The last episode ever of Margaret and David's At the Movies will be a fun-filled hour packed full of bloopers, funny discussions, outstanding interviews with filmmakers and ...

The last episode ever of Margaret and David's At the Movies will be a fun-filled hour packed full of bloopers, funny discussions, outstanding interviews with filmmakers and actors, some great behind the scenes footage, together with their final movie reviews of the films coming to a theatre near you over the summer period.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
24:00

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Tom Hanks

SBS October 8, 2015

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
This series delves into the lives and films of Hollywood's biggest names. From their childhood to their beginnings in the film industry, to the highs (and lows) of their ...

This series delves into the lives and films of Hollywood's biggest names. From their childhood to their beginnings in the film industry, to the highs (and lows) of their success , each BAFTA winning actor or director sits down in front of a live audience for a revealingly candid interview.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
27:04

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Ralph Fiennes

Foxtel Arts February 12, 2016

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Rising to fame with roles in Schindler's List and The End Of The Affair, Fiennes is now best known for portraying Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. He recently made ...

Rising to fame with roles in Schindler's List and The End Of The Affair, Fiennes is now best known for portraying Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. He recently made his directorial debut with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
20:22

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Charlize Theron

Season 2 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts February 19, 2016

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Some of the world's most leading actors and directors share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts.

Some of the world's most leading actors and directors share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
9:34

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Ang Lee

Season 3 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts March 18, 2016

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Known for both his stunning and ambitious visual style and for the emotional authenticity evident in his often romantically-infused features, Ang Lee has established himself ...

Known for both his stunning and ambitious visual style and for the emotional authenticity evident in his often romantically-infused features, Ang Lee has established himself as one of the most accomplished directors in Chinese and English-language cinema during the course of the last two decades.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
24:31

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Anthony Hopkins

Season 3 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts March 25, 2016

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Some of the world's most leading actors and directors share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts.

Some of the world's most leading actors and directors share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts.

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures
25:39

BAFTA: A Life In Pictures: Billy Connolly

Season 3 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts April 1, 2016

Drama

Media arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Celebrate the work of Scotland's most famous comedian Billy Connolly, as he looks back over his career and is presented with his BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution Award.

Celebrate the work of Scotland's most famous comedian Billy Connolly, as he looks back over his career and is presented with his BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution Award.