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Aspects of the Classic Greek Theater

This video presents director Dimitros Rondiris' interpretation of Sophocles' play Electra using the classical style.
Online
2017; 1960
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Mudras: Hand Gestures of Sanskrit Drama

Three Indian actor-dancers demonstrate the stylized gestures of classical Sanskrit drama using examples from the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
Online
2017; 1980
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Terence and Molière

This video uses scenes from Terence's Phormio, juxtaposed with scenes from Molière's Scapin, to show Terence's influence on later playwrights and to show how each play reflects the society in which it was written. The use of authentic oversized masks demonstrates the exaggerated gestures and vocal techniques that were part of this ancient form of theater.
Online
2017; 1987
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Aspects of Peking Opera

This video examines martial arts of the traditional Peking Opera, looking specifially at how the performer creates scenes by body movements, rather than with props.Hu Hung-yen, Chinese dancer, begins with a demonstration of Peking opera make-up and then performs various dance patterns and presents a scene from The Butterfly Dream and the Scarf Dance.
Online
2017; 1980
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The Style of the Classic Japanese Noh Theater

This video feature Sadayo Kita's presentation of the movements and dance techniques of Noh. It explains the meaning behind movements and stances and the system of Labanotation.
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2017; 1980
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Sanskrit Drama

This video shows traditional Sanskrit drama using classic dance forms of India in the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
Online
2017; 1980
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Medieval Theater

This video traces the evolution and characteristics of the theater of the Middle Ages, looking at Everyman and The York Mystery Cycle and presents scenes from the medieval play Mary of Nijmegen.
Online
2017; 1983
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Euripides' Life and Times: The Trojan Women

This video presents a brief description of the life of Euripides and the development of the Greek theater, looking at the play The Trojan Women and explaining how it is an indictment against the horror and futility of war.
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2017; 1986
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Plautus and Shakespeare

This video compares Plautus' Amphitryon and Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors to illustrate how Roman comedy inspired Shakespeare and later playwrights.
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2017; 1987