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Title In search of myths & heroes [videorecording] / written and presented by Michael Wood ; series producer, Rebecca Dobbs ; produced by Maya Vision International.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, DVDs Non-Fiction    J 398.2 INS    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 220 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital; anamorphic widescreen format.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Host, Michael Wood.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Follows Michael Wood as he travels in search of the truth behind four famous legends. Explores not only the historical past and literal truth of these myths, but also the mythic past and archetypal stories behind them. Examines the Biblical myth of the Queen of Sheba, an exotic and mysterious woman of power who, with King Solomon, plays a key role in the founding myths of the modern states of Israel and Ethiopia. Traces the Celtic legend of King Arthur and its role in British literature. Asks whether the legendary Shangri-La as depicted in James Hilton's Lost horizon could have its roots in Indian views of Tibet or in the Tibetan Buddhist stories of the land of Shambhala, a paradise behind the Himalayas. Discusses the Greek hero Jason and his quest for the golden fleece.
Contents Disc 1: The queen of Sheba / filmed and directed by Jeremy Jeffs -- Arthur : the once and future king / filmed and directed by Jeremy Jeffs.
Disc 2: Shangri-La / filmed and directed by Sean Smith -- Jason and the golden fleece / filmed and directed by Sean Smith.
Credits Written and presented by Michael Wood ; series producer, Rececca Dobbs.
Subject Sheba, Queen of.
Arthur, King.
Ethiopia -- Description and travel.
Middle East -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Shangri-La (Imaginary place)
Himalaya Mountains -- Description and travel.
Jason (Mythological character)
Greece -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Travelogues (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Travelogues (Television programs)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wood, Michael, 1948-
Dobbs, Rebecca.
Jeffs, Jeremy.
Smith, Sean.
Maya Vision International.
PBS Home Video.
Added Title In search of myths and heroes
ISBN 0793690412
Standard No. 841887005425
Music No. ISMH600 PBS Home Video

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