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1.

The Group Theater [electronic resource]: 1931-1940

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Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, and Robert Lewis reminisce about the Group Theatre from its beginnings in New York City in 1931 through its struggle during the war years to 1941.
Online
1999; 1967
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Andrei Serban at Work [electronic resource]

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Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts of Serban's productions are included.
Online
1997; 1978
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The Otrabanda Company and Its Mississippi River Raft Revue [electronic resource]

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The experimental theater group Otrabanda cruises down the Mississippi River setting up in various towns and performing its own blend of theater, vaudeville and improvisation to people who live along the shore.
Online
1974
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New Theater and Stage Designs [electronic resource]

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Eight models of new-type theaters designed in 1962 by collaboration between distinguished stage designers and architects are shown and discussed.
Online
1962
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Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal [electronic resource]

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"The experimental Belgian theater group Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal presents two of their creations: 'Real-reel' and 'Tramp'. These performances are accompanied by commentary by theater writer Margaret Croyden. ... Underlying the experimental nature of this theater is an attempt to present meaning without plot, and to provide a language with little verbal communication. ... It is a theater of inventions and movements."--Container.
Online
2003; 1971; 1972
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A Sampling of French Theater [electronic resource]

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"Elegant performances illustrate this discussion of 20th century French theater and its importance, with some comparisons to American theater. Valency introduces scenes from Anouilh's "Ardel" and Giraudoux's "The enchanted"--Container.
Online
2003; 1958
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Puppets in the French Style [electronic resource]: With Compagnie Philippe Genty

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The celebrated French puppeteers Compagnie Philippe Genty demonstrate their artistry with several different kinds of figures, ranging from the human to the dreamlike.-- container.
Online
1999; 1980
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Reflections on Rolf Hochhuth's the Deputy [electronic resource]

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Rolf Hochhuth's play The Deputy is discussed by Dr. Edgar Alexander, historian and sociologist; Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher, director of the Institute of Judeo-Christian Studies, Seton Hall; and Dore Schary, National Chairman of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
Online
1964
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Scenes and Songs From "Mann Ist Mann" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) [electronic resource]: In English, in the Eric Bentley Translation "A Man Is a Man"

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Eric Bentley -- historian, playwright, drama critic, and leading Brecht scholar -- introduces scenes from his translation of Berlolt Brecht's play-with-songs "Mann ist mann." Bentley also speaks of Brecht's ideas and theater devices, the origins of his political passions in post- World War One Europe, his failure to attract American audiences in the 1930's and his remarkable success later.
Online
2002; 1962
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The Deputy [electronic resource]

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Discuss Hochhuth's book "Stellvertreter" with Hannah Arendt. It describes Vatican activities drung World War II, the plays treatment of Pope Pius XII.
Online
2006; 1964
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A Commedia Dell'arte Hamlet [electronic resource]

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"Commedia dell'arte," a 16th century Italian dramatic genre, was well known in Shakespeare's England. Masked actors improvised on familiar plots and worked familiar characters into comedic versions of serious stories. Part farce, part deconstruction, part social commentary, the technique has been used here on scenes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
Online
2000; 1964
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Noh Theater [electronic resource]: The Tale of Genji Excerpts

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Excerpts from the Japanese dance-drama Noh play Tale of Genji, from the 14th century.
Online
1957
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The Yoshi Show [electronic resource]

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Japanese actor Yoshi performs a series of scenes with other actors, members of Peter Brook's Experimental Theater Company.
Online
1974
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L'histoire du Soldat [electronic resource]

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"Portions of the renowned experimental dance-theater-pantomime work "L'histoire du soldat" by Igor Stravinsky, from 1918, a surreal response to the chaos and misery of World War One. Forty years later, this program was a television premiere of the work ... the work blends narration, dance, music and characters in changing disguises to tell the story of a common soldier who loses his soul to the devil"--Container.
Online
2007; 1957
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Max Frisch [electronic resource]

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Excepts from the 1964 off-Broadway productions of his Andorra and I'm not Stiller. With a short concluding interview between Frisch and Macandrew.
Online
1997; 1963
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Henry V [electronic resource]

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Scenes from Shakespeare's Henry V, showing stages in the maturing of Hal.
Online
1957
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Harold Pinter, Early Work [electronic resource]

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Performance of excerpts from two very early works by Harold Pinter, "The room" and "A slight ache" filmed in 1965 when they played at the Writers Stage in New York City. Includes a brief interview with director Word Baker.
Online
2007; 1965
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Falstaff in Shakespeare and Verdi [electronic resource]

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The character of Falstaff as seen by Shakespeare and Verdi. With performance of scenes from Verdi's Falstaff at the New York City Metropolitan Opera's 1964 production, and Maynard Mack, Professor of English at Yale University.
Online
1964
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Royal Shakespeare Company Richard II Excerpts [electronic resource]

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Excerpts of performances from the 1974 Royal Shakespeare Company production, featuring Ian Richardson and Richard Pasco.
Online
1974
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Jonathan Swift [electronic resource]

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Ed Asner as Jonathan Swift and Pernell Roberts as Gulliver in an exploration and dramatization of Swift's life and work.
Online
1956