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41.

The School for Scandal

This video looks at the balance and symmetry of Sheridan's age and the dress, manners, and musicas shown in the play The School for Scandal.
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2017; 1986
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Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Episode 2

Helen decides to reveal some of her life to Gilbert and gives him her diary to read. He learns about Helen's meeting, marriage and breakdown of marriage to Huntingdon. Later Gilbert sees Huntingdon's carriage come to fetch young Arthur.
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2017; 1996
43.

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.
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2017; 1983
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Cate Blanchett on Reviving Theater Classic Uncle Vanya for Modern Stage (8/15/11)

Australian actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh have brought the Anton Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya back to the stage, playing now at Washington's Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actors about the challenges of staging the play for a modern audience and why so many Australians seem to be acting these days.
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2017; 2011
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Uncle Vanya

A retired professor and his beautiful young wife return to the country estate left by his deceased first wife – in the process plunging the play's characters into a precarious state where, in Beckett's words, "the boredom of living is replaced by the suffering of being."
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2017; 1991
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Martial Arts of Peking Opera

This video presents and explains styles of martial arts and sword play of the traditional Peking opera.
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2017; 1900
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The Method 2: Based on Stanislavski and Strasberg and Kazan

In this video, acting coach and Strasberg expert Lorrie Hull demonstrates advanced work in Method acting, teaching relaxation exercises, improvisation techniques, and affective memory. The video also features discussions with and demonstrations by Bill Smithers, Brendan Gillespie, Charles Dutton, Bonita Brisker, Joyce Roth, and Betsey Skye.
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2017; 2009
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A Conversation With Playwright Lynn Nottage (6/15/09)

Playwright Lynn Nottage talks to Jeffrey Brown about her Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Ruined, set during Congo's civil war.
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2017; 2009
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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
50.

Acting From Stage to Screen

Many successful theatrical productions that begin on the stage eventually find their way to being transformed into films. Usually they're significantly adapted to go from stage to screen. It's extremely rare that the same cast who performed in an original production gets the chance to re-create those roles on film, but occasionally they do. What an interesting creative task that must present to the actors involved.
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2017; 2004
51.

The Green Bird

This video presents scenes from Carlo Gozzi's The Green Bird to demonstrate the characteristic movements, and gestures of commedia dell'arte.
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2017; 1982
52.

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
53.

An Inspector Calls, by JB Priestley

Emotionally powerful and sharply relevant, this is a stylish new adaptation of J.B. Priestley’s timeless masterpiece. An Inspector Calls is both an enthralling mystery and a scathing critique of a hypocritical, class-obsessed society. Set in 1912, it vividly evokes a thriving industrial age built on crippling social inequality. Taking place over the course of a single night, this taut, affecting and ultimately tragic story, centers on the prosperous Birling family. They receive a surprise visit from Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl, a former factory worker of Mr. Birling’s. Interrogating each family member in turn, Goole’s incisive questioning reveals that each one not only had a connection to the girl but also may have played a significant part in her [...]
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2017; 2015
54.

OnStage in America: HONKY

A hilarious send-up of race relations in contemporary America by young playwright Greg Kalleres. HONKY's characters juggle imaginary pharmaceuticals, basketball shoes, race, and love in this no-holds-barred yet touching comedy.
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2018; 2015
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Aspects of the Commedia dell'Arte

This video presents the gallery of stock commedia characters focusing on the Maschere, the mask characters. Giovanni Poli provides the authentic voice quality, characteristic movements, and gestures of commedia dell'arte.
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2017; 1900
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The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique

Acting coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.
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2019