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21.

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.
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2017; 1980
22.

The Rivals

Sheridan’s first play draws on material from his own life—his scandalous marriage to a popular singer and the characters he knew in the town of Bath. His great satire turns the familiar world of arranged marriages, courtship, and rivalry on its head. One of the sharpest and funniest social comedies of the late eighteenth century is presented in the theatre built just nine years before the play was written in 1775.
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2017; 2004
23.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Episode 2

With Edwin Drood feared dead, Jasper tries desperately to remember events of the night before. He pursues Rosa with an intensity that pushes him to the edge of sanity, while a trail of evidence points ominously to the cathedral crypt.
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2017; 2012
24.

Aspects of 18th Century Comedy

This video explores how Congreve's The Way of the World and Marivaux's The False Confession are characteristic of 18th-century Restoration comedy.
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2017; 1980
25.

The Hairy Ape

This 1944 adaption of Eugene O'Neill's famous and controversial play stars Hank Smith as William Bendix, a brawny ship stoker who becomes obsessed with a beautiful socialite after she calls him a "hairy ape." The socialite is played by Susan Hayward, who received rave reviews for the role. Also starring John Loder, Dorothy Comingore, Roman Bohnen, Tom Fadden and Alan Napier. Directed by Alfred Santell.
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2018; 1944
26.

The Duchess of Malfi

Filmed in a beautiful 17th-century mansion, John Webster's brooding tragedy is a typical Jacobean melodrama: a complex plot, splendid language and a great deal of violence, ending in the deaths of all the leading characters. Nominated for an International Emmy.
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2017; 1972
27.

The Phantom Lady

This video presents scenes from Pedro Calderon de la Barca's play The Phantom Lady, looking at the characteristics of the Spanish Golden Age of Theater.
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2017; 1989
28.

The Irish Theater: O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock

This video tells the story of the Abbey Theater in Dublin and of the career of Sean O'Casey. It includes scenes from his play Juno and the Paycock.
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2017; 1983
29.

Primo

A work of astounding dramatic power, this film brings to life Primo Levi’s great testament to his year in Auschwitz. Antony Sher’s towering performance is as controlled as Primo Levi’s own lucid prose. Directed by Richard Wilson with set design by Hildegard Bechtler.
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2017; 2005
30.

Acting in Comedy

An elderly comedian was quoted on his deathbed as saying, “Dying is hard but comedy is harder.” On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin said in his autobiography, “All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” Surely the truth lies somewhere in between. What does make something funny? How do stand-up comedians become actors? Is it possible to teach an actor to be funny? What is this thing called timing?
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2017; 2004
31.

German Theater: Brecht and Schiller

This video presents scenes from The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht and Love and Intrigue by Friedrich Schiller, illustrating the different styles of the dramatists.
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2017; 1982
32.

Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Episode 1

A beautiful widow takes up residence in the near-derelict Wildfell Hall. Befriended by a young farmer, she will not tell him about her past, until malicious gossip spreads.
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2017; 1996
33.

Italy: Origins of Theater to Pirandello

This video traces the evolution of the theater from ancient Greece to the 20th century. It uses the complex and provocative works or Pirandello to reveal the innovative ways in which modern Italian theater questions illusion and reality.
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2017; 1983
34.

Aspects of Neo-Classic Theater: Racine's Phèdre

With excerpts from the IASTA production ofPhèdre, directed by Paul-Emile Deiber, this video illustrates why Jean Racine's play is the definitive masterpiece of neo-classic style in theater.
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2017; 1972
35.

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
36.

Sanskrit Drama

This video shows traditional Sanskrit drama using classic dance forms of India in the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
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2017; 1980
37.

George Bernard Shaw and His Times

This video looks at the life of George Bernard Shaw, showing footage of his birthplace, the Royal Court Theater, and other places in London, and discusses his plays and stage techniques. It includes scenes of his plays Man and Superman and Art of the Rehearsal.
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2017; 1984
38.

Sense and Sensibility: Episode 2

Colonel Brandon is called away on urgent business and Marianne and Brandon’s rival, Willoughby, are left to fall blissfully in love. Elinor finally receives her visit from Edward, but his behavior is so odd and distant that she is far from reassured. Sir John’s nieces, the Miss Steeles, come to Devonshire and Elinor receives the shock of her life when Lucy Steele confides in her that she is secretly engaged to Edward. Elinor’s heart is broken but she’s true to her word and keeps Lucy’s secret, even from her sister, Marianne. Marianne receives a horrible shock of her own when Willoughby suddenly takes off for London, declaring that he’s unlikely to ever return. The girls however are invited to London themselves to stay with Sir John’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Jennings. Marianne sets off fo [...]
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2017; 2008
39.

Aspects of the Kabuki Theater of Japan

This video presents examples of Kabuki productions, showing typical styles of costumes and make up.
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2017; 1980
40.

Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theater

This video presents a brief history of the Moscow Art Theater with photographs and scenes from The Cherry Orchard, directed by Yuri Zavadski.
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2017; 1982