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The Resource A midwife's tale, Blueberry Hill Productions ; directed by Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, (videorecording)

A midwife's tale, Blueberry Hill Productions ; directed by Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, (videorecording)

Label
A midwife's tale
Title
A midwife's tale
Statement of responsibility
Blueberry Hill Productions ; directed by Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt
Title variation
Midwives tale
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Consultant
Editor of moving image work
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "An innovative dramatic film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother living in the wilds of Maine during the chaotic decades following the American Revolution. In a sparsely written diary, Ballard recorded her daily struggle against poverty, disease, domestic abuse and social turmoil. Two hundred years later, her world is painstakingly recreated by a historian seeking to understand eighteenth century America through a woman's eyes."--PBS website
  • Tells the story of two women, 200 years apart, linked together by the massive yet cryptic diary one of them left behind. The life and world of Martha Ballard, a frontier midwife in Maine, is reconstructed through her diary. She lived through the economic boom and bust, and political and social turmoil of the decades following the American Revolution
Related
Cataloging source
PX0
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Key advisor and collaborator, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ; directors of photography, Peter Stein, Steven Poster ; editors, William A. Anderson, Susan Korda ; music by Todd Boekelheide ; production designer, Nancy Deren ; costume designer, Kim Marie Druce
Dewey number
618.20233
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Kaiulani Lee (Martha Ballard), Ron Tough (Ephraim Ballard), Kevin Jubinville (Jonathan Ballard), Waneta Storms (Sally Pierce Ballard), Henriette Ivanans (Parthenia Barton), Patricia Welbourn (Hanna Ballard)
Runtime
88
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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Label
A midwife's tale, Blueberry Hill Productions ; directed by Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience in 1997
  • Features: scene selection; teacher's guide (DVD-ROM pdf)
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 MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Martha and Laurel, and Martha's diary -- The epidemic -- Family and work -- Martha and the new doctor -- The minister's wife and the law -- Courtship and marriage -- Parthenia's long illness -- Rebellion at home and in the woods -- 1800, the turn of the century -- Ephraim's year in jail -- The Purrington murder -- The end of Martha's life
Control code
ocm71223415
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)
Isbn
9780793691203
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887006217
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AMER603
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71223415
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A midwife's tale, Blueberry Hill Productions ; directed by Richard P. Rogers ; written and produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience in 1997
  • Features: scene selection; teacher's guide (DVD-ROM pdf)
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 MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Martha and Laurel, and Martha's diary -- The epidemic -- Family and work -- Martha and the new doctor -- The minister's wife and the law -- Courtship and marriage -- Parthenia's long illness -- Rebellion at home and in the woods -- 1800, the turn of the century -- Ephraim's year in jail -- The Purrington murder -- The end of Martha's life
Control code
ocm71223415
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)
Isbn
9780793691203
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887006217
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AMER603
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)71223415
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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