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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.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD 947.063 CATH (Text) 39391006335978 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library DVD 947.063 CAT 2934 (Text) 78551000634606 Non-Fiction Available -
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 921 CATHERINE (Text) 31951003170591 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415716897
  • ISBN: 9781415716892
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Copyright date on title frames: 2005.
Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format; region 1.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, David Scott, Simon French ; editor, Steven Stevenson (episode 1), Alex Richardson (episode 2) ; original music, Debbie Wiseman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Emily Bruni (Catherine the Great), Diana-Florentina Dumbrava (Empress Elizabeth), Danut Chiriac (Peter III).
Narrator, John Burgess.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; full screen presentation; region 1; NTSC.
Language Note:
Subject: Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796.
Empresses > Russia > Biography.
Russia > History > Catherine II, 1762-1796.
Genre: Documentary films.
Documentary > Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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