A Handmade Treasury of Deaf Folktales. DVD. Snohomish, Wash: Trix Bruce, 2006. 90 mins. Color/Signed. (4th floor, LB1042 .B782 2006.
The heart and soul of Deaf culture is passed from generation to generation through sign language folktales, stories, jokes, puns, and other forms of cultural expression. As Trix weaves these tales into a performance., the audience will gain insight into the Deaf experience and the ways in which Deaf people view the world around them. These cultural gems help to explain Deaf identity the beliefs of Deaf people, and often explain the ways in which Deaf people arrange their lives.
Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language. DVD. ASL Storytelling, 2002. Color/Signed/Captioned. 43 mins. (3rd floor, PS3558.E76 M36 2002).
Manny Hernandez is one of our most renowned American Sign Language (ASL) storytellers of our time. He shares with us thirteen of his classic stories, which have delighted audiences all over the world since 1988. Introduction -- Friends -- Baseball -- The pipe -- Soccer -- Manny Tyson -- The pinky ring -- Sprint -- Camping trip -- Manny McEnroe -- Touchdown -- Opera -- Basketball -- F-14
Tales of a Mad, Mad, Mad ASL World. Videocassette. TrixBruce.com, 2003. 91 mins. Color/Signed. (4th floor, LB1042 .T35 2003).
Trix Bruce performs poetry, storytelling and folktales in American Sign language.
Trix Upon a Time : An American Sign Language Storytelling Handbook. DVD. Snohomish, Wash: Steamboat Productions, 2005. 40 mins. Color/Signed. (4th floor LB1042 .B78 2005).
*American Culture: The Deaf Perspective: Deaf Folklore. Videocassette. San Francisco Public Library, 1984. 29 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2545 .A455 no.2).
The study of folklore / Susan Rutherford -- Anecdote: Deaf speeding / Marlon Kuntze -- Material culture: Alarm clocks / Byron Benton Burnes -- Tall tale: The deaf miner / Byron Benton Burnes -- Legend: Deaf Zen game / Olin Fortney -- Personal experience story: Building the Bay bridge / Ken Norton -- Sign play, ABC story: The haunted house / Ben Bahan -- Sign play, number story: The train / Howie Seago -- Sign play, fingerspelling mime: G-O-L-F / Alan Barwiolek -- Custom imitation: The cooking teacher / Liz Baird -- Ritual: The rat funeral / Kenneth Mikos.
*American Sign Language: ABC Stories. Videocassette. Sign Media, 1992. 62 mins. Color/Signed/Music. (4th floor, HV 2508.A54 1992).
Talented Deaf signers present "sign play" stories and use the manual alphabet in alphabetical order to tell a story. There are slow motion and on-screen graphic displays.
Have you ever Seen...? : An American Sign Language (ASL) Handshape DVD/Book. Frederick, Md. : ASLRose, 2005. OVER 4th floor HV2474 .S629 2005.
This academic whimiscial book is filled with animated illustrations of American Sign Language rhymes and Deaf cultural vignettes and it is accompanied with a DVD.
American Culture: The Deaf Perspective: Deaf Literature. Videocassette. San Francisco Public Library, 1984. 29 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2545 .A455 no.3 ).
Examines the literature of deaf Americans including plays, poetry and even television shows. Panel discussion / Leo Jacobs, Gilbert Eastman, Don Bangs, Ella Mae Lentz and moderator, Marlon Kuntze -- "Excerpts from 'Deaf Literature,' live program, February 5, 1983, San Francisco" -- "Excerpt from 'Classics in ASL,' live program, April 2, 1983, Oakland, California" / Patrick Graybill -- Gilbert Eastman tells about creating his play, "Sign me Alice" -- Excerpt from a performance of the play, "My Third Eye" / National Theater of the Deaf -- The evolution of a poet / Ella Mae Lentz -- Excerpt from the television show, "Rainbow's End."
ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli. Videocassette. DawnSign, 1995. 105 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PS3572.A3995 A6 1995).
Twenty-one Valli's poems are signed using a wide variety of styles. Kuntze guides the viewer through the poems' meanings and gives insight on the fairly new medium of poetry written in American Sign Language.
Bewogen: Filmgedichten in Gebarentaal [Motioning: Film Poetry in Sign Language]. DVD. Rubinstein, 2004. 30 mins. Color/Signed/Captioned. (3rd floor, PT5479 .E66 2004)
In Dutch Sign Language, with Dutch and English text for the poems. Five film poems in Dutch Sign Language by Deaf poets Wim Emmerik and Giselle Meyer and the hearing filmmakers Anja Hiddinga and Leendert Pot, with a literary translation into Dutch by Erik Bindervoet and Robbert-Jan Henkes, and into English by Gene Moore; a lecture by the poet Wim Emmerik on sign poetry; and a photographic exhibition by the photographer Lex van Rossen. PLAYABLE ON COMPUTER DVD-R DRIVES AND ONLY ON DVD PLAYERS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE DVD-Rs
Can't Touch Tours: Current Work, 1990-2003. Perf. Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner. Videocassette. Flying Words Project, 2004 . 1 hr. 10 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PN6120.P3 F95 2004).
4 arms--Wise old corn #3--Work with other artists--World War I (part 1)--World War I (part 2)--World War I (part 3)--Chinese translations. E=MC2--Ode to words--World's shortest poem--Wise old corn #1. The video is a collection of the troupe's deaf pantomime, deaf theatrical sketches and participatory theatrical seminars.
Flying Words Project, Visual Theatre des Sourds. Perf. Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner. NTID, 1991. ETRR Video 5959.
Gestures. Perf. Dorothy Miles. 4 DVDs. Joyce Media, Inc., 2004. 40 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PR6063.I316 G4 2004).
Performer, Dorothy Miles. Presentation of poetry written, signed and spoken by the author. A. The gesture ; Cloud magic ; and Seasons -- B. The cat ; The S-K-U-N-K ; Our dumb friends ; Elephants dancing ; and Waiting -- C. Invocation ; Defiance ; Hang glider -- D. Total communication ; Deaf child ; California freeways ; Language for the eye.
Groei. Perf. Wim Emmerik. DVD. Stichting Geelprodukt Filmprodukties, 2004. 5 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (3rd floor, PT5881.15.M6 G76 2000z). In Dutch Sign Language.
Evokes similarities between the development of a human being and the seasons using a distinctive cinematographic design. During the creative process, in the interaction between two hearing filmmakers and a deaf poet, poem and film image were blended producing a new form. For deaf people the medium of film adds new dimensions to the poem. Hearing people experience an intriguing ballet of hands accompanied by thought-provoking sound.
Nathie: No Hand-me Downs. DVD. Tactile Mind Press, 2005. 125 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2534.M3 A3 2005).
Nathie Marbury tells her story: the 16th of 17 children, born into a family not believing in education, goes on to earn three college degrees and late in life finds her identity as a black, deaf woman.
*Poetry in Motion: Original Works in ASL. Perf. Patrick Graybill. Videocassette. Sign Media, 1990. 41 mins. Color/Signed. (3rd floor, PS 3572.R2921P375 1990).
Patrick Graybill creates and develops ASL poems. He presents several of his original poems such as "Liberation", "Distant Call", "Surprise", "Reflection", "Paradox", and "Memories". A translation of the poem, "Not Waving but Drowning is also presented.
*Poetry in Motion: Original Works in ASL. Perf. Debbie Rennie. Videocassette. Sign Media, 1990. 100 mins. Color/Signed. (3rd floor, PS 3572.E493D45 1990).
Debbie R. creates and develops ASL poems. She presents and discusses several of her original poems, including "Swan", "Veal Boycott", "Nature Metaphor", "Missing Children", "Black Hole: Color ASL", "Notre Dame", "Alien", "Rape Chocolate", and "Big Dog vs. Little Dog."
*Poetry in Motion: Original Works in ASL. Perf. Clayton Valli.Videocassette. Sign Media, 1990. 37 mins. Color/Signed. (3rd floor, PS 3572.A424 C53 1990).
Clayton Valli creates and develops his poems in ASL. He presents and discusses several of his original poems, including "Cave", "Lone Sturdy Tree", "Hands", "Snowflake", "Windy Bright Morning", "My Favorite Old Summer House", and "Dandelion".
Seven Poems in Italian Sign Language. Perf. Rosaria and Giuseppe Giuranna. CD-Rom. Edizione del Cerro, 2002. Color/Signed.(3rd floor, PQ4214.2 .G58 2002). All written text in English; poems are signed in Italian Sign Language.
System requirements: PowerMac or pentium with 16Mb of free RAM, MacOS 7.5 or higher or Windows 95 or higher, a CD reader, and QuickTime3.0 or higher. TTY -- Thanks -- Haiku -- Accident -- Music -- The clock -- Dream.
*The Treasure. Perf. Ella Mae Lentz. Videocassette. In Motion Press, 1995. 60 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PS3562.E47 T74 1995). Also at ETC, Basement and ETRR.
Signed in ASL by Ella Mae Lentz ; with voice-over for the hearing. Travels with Malz. -- Travels with Malz, the next generation. -- Eye music. -- The baseball game. -- Silence oh painful. -- Circle of life. -- To a hearing mother. -- The dogs. -- The door. -- Children's garden. -- The treasure
United States of ASL Poetry and Other Tales. Perf. Peter Cook. Videocassette. P.C. Productions, 1998. 55 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PS3553.O626 U65 1998).
Master storyteller Peter Cook signs his original stories and poetry, created from 1984 to 1997. United States of ASL poetry (1994) -- Window signs (1990) -- It's not easy to be deaf (1997) -- Batman II (1995) -- The debate (1997) -- Weakspot (1984) / co-authored by Kenny Lerner -- A picture is worth a thousand hands (1995) -- My first word (1997)
The Year of the Walking Dogs. Early Poems (1984-1990). Perf. Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner. Videocassette. Flying Words Project, 2004. 58 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (4th floor, HV2508 .F59 2004).
A collection of poetic performances by the Flying Words Project, a duo composed of Deaf poet Peter Cook and voice performer Kenny Lerner, recorded between 1984 and 1990. Charlie -- Poetic interludes -- Einstein -- Hypnotize -- Poetry -- Replay.