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The History of Theater [electronic resource]

Classroom Video (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
From the Greeks to the present, this program explores the evolution of play structure, staging techniques, and acting styles. Viewers learn about the following innovations, movements, and artistic figures: the open air amphitheater and its central role in the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the use of the chorus and masks; the role of theater in ancient Roman society; morality and mystery plays in medieval England; the Italian Renaissance and the innovations of Commedia dell'Arte; James Burbage and London's first permanent playhouse; Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre; the closing of London theaters in 1648 and their return under King Charles II; the naturalism of Chekhov and Ibsen; and Stanislavsky and method acting.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Treading the Boards: Theater Fundamentals
Treading the boards
Contents
  • Greek Theater (7:29)
  • History of Theater: Mystery and Processions (3:55)
  • Theater: Commedia and Renaissance (5:03)
  • History of Theater: Restoration (5:25)
  • Modern Theater: Human Truth in Performance (5:47)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 41997s Films Media Group
  • 41998 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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