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Stage for a Nation [electronic resource]

Osterlund, David
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The National Theatre has entertained Washington since the time of Andrew Jackson, bringing the best of Broadway to Washington (and sometimes sending a play or musical to Broadway), providing a stage for theatrical legends from Edwin Booth to Helen Hayes, casting an influence on the American theater simply because it was the National Theatre and on the nation because theater - even when it appears all froth or fancy - remains a powerful medium that alters in some way all those who watch it. This spectacular program celebrates both the history and the present of the National: its memorabilia survey the history of American taste; institutions of the theater, like Helen Hayes, Pearl Bailey, and Carol Channing, describe the added dimensions of playing to an audience of power brokers and presidents; and scenes from some of the nation's (and the National's) biggest hits - including South Pacific, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line - are performed by star-studded casts that constitute a virtual Who's Who of the American theater.
Release Date
1986
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • The National Theatre (3:04)
  • A Playhouse For All Audiences (4:15)
  • Fire! (2:15)
  • Ghost Light (2:18)
  • Helen Hayes (2:44)
  • The Best in Entertainment (2:13)
  • A Presidential Patron (2:08)
  • Boycott (3:34)
  • President and Mrs Truman at the National. (2:23)
  • Theatrical Roots (3:00)
  • Flops at the National (3:07)
  • The 1960s (3:31)
  • Pearl Bailey (2:19)
  • Power of Washington at the National (4:08)
  • A Revealing Visit (2:44)
  • Nancy Reagan (4:00)
  • The National's New Face (3:21)
  • Intimacy of the The National Theater Layout (2:14)
  • President Reagan (2:14)
  • Stage for A Nation: Credits (1:58)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1986
Publisher no.
1891 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (52 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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