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7.

The Serpent

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The Open Theater, which was originated by the director / actor Joseph Chaikin performs this distinctive production of the creation and fall of man in six episodes by Jean-Claude Van Itallie. "The Serpent" is the only cinematic record available of the work of the now-disbanded Open Theatre and its director. The film concludes with scenes from rehearsals and the production of the Open Theatre's production of "Terminal" (1970). Introduced by discussion of the goals of the Open Theater, led by Chaikin and Sklar.
VHS
1972; 1980
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Building a Character

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Demonstrates the various elements needed to develop a theatrical character.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
9.

Blast!

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Produced by Cook Group Incorporated and Star of Indiana, Blast! brings together 68 brass, percussion and visual performers in a unique explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, Blast! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry. Blast! is a musical spectacle; it is music in motion. Ranging from classical to the blues, it is jazz, rock and roll, and techno-pop. With color, light, movement and music, BLAST! explores and explodes the genre with new artistry.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Story Theatre

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Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm come to vivid theatrical life in Paul Sills' innovative Yale Repertory Theatre production. Taking simple narrative stories, Sills eliminated the customary use of sets and costumes and relied instead on the transforming talents of his gifted actors.
DVD
2002; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

BLAST!

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Produced by Cook Group Incorporated and Star of Indiana, BLAST! brings together 68 brass, percussion and visual performers in a unique explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, BLAST! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry. BLAST! is a musical spectacle; it is music in motion. Ranging from classical to the blues, it is jazz, rock and roll, and techno-pop. With color, light, movement and music, BLAST! explores and explodes the genre with new artistry.; According to Richard Hayward of London's Theatre Week, "The sheer spectacle of the show is breathtaking... Do yourself a favor, see this show and prepare to have your mind blown!"
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Murderers, Fugitives, Thieves...Shakespeare would have loved these guys. Shakespeare Behind Bars is an unexpectedly delightful documentary that follows the casting, rehearsal, and presentation of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, by convicted felons inside Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. Winner of eight film festival awards, Shakespeare Behind Bars smashes many of our long held notions about prisoners and criminals as we watch these remarkably unique actors prepare. Ultimately, we get to see the human psyche unfold in all of its complexities, as these men, ostracized from society, reveal their kindness, generosity and faith. In the process, we accompany them as they discover the power of truth, forgiveness and transformation. Shakespeare Behind Bars does not glorify th [...]
Online
2016; 2005
13.

Bunraku [electronic resource]: The Classical Puppets of Japan

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Introduction to the art of Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater. Includes performed excerpts from the play Sonezaki Shinju (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki) by the 18th century writer Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Online
1973
14.

The Critic [electronic resource]

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Online
1982
15.

The Playboy of the Western World [electronic resource]

Performed by the Druid Theatre Company of Galway, this production of The Playboy of the Western World was heralded as possibly the most definitive version of John Millington Synge's masterpiece. The play is set in a remote inn on the west coast of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. Christy Mahon is a fugitive who claims to have killed his father. Somehow this act turns him into a local hero and a romantic idol. Ironically, when it is discovered that his father is alive, Christy is totally discredited and the local community seeks its revenge. Playboy is a black comedy of epic proportions.
Online
2011
16.

Twelfth Night [electronic resource]: Stratford Festival Classics

Shipwrecked off the coast of the mythical land of Illyria, a young woman named Viola (Seana McKenna) and her twin brother, Sebastian (Ernest Harrop), each believe the other has drowned. Disguising herself as a boy, Viola takes the name Cesario and enters the service of Illyria's Duke Orsino (Colm Feore). She is sent to woo the Countess Olivia (Maria Ricossa) on Orsino's behalf, but Olivia instead falls in love with Cesario, now love's unwilling messenger. From here the network of misguided confusions soon overtakes virtually every one of the play's characters. Viewers will find this Stratford Shakespeare Festival production not only entertaining but also ideal for studies in Shakespeare and dramatic art.
Online
1985
17.

Korean Literature Promenade

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Features historically important Korean novels and poems that have been translated and published in foreign countries. They are selected by Arirang and the Korea Literature Translation Institute. Includes interviews with authors, commentaries by literary critics and dramatizations of scenes from novels and visual representations of poems.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Doctor Faustus [electronic resource]

This classic play is aimed at the student, teacher, lecturer and theatre lover alike. Staged using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich Theatre, "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" was first published in 1604 by Christopher Marlowe. Having decided he has accumulated all he can of conventional knowledge, Doctor Faustus turns to magic in a quest for greater truths. Before long, he ends up selling his soul to the devil: the famous "Faustian pact" that's entered the language. Dr Faustus gradually realizes his terrible mistake.
Online
2010
19.

A Moon for the Misbegotten [electronic resource]

Theatrical sparks flew when veteran O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards Jr. and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of Eugene O'Neill's tender semiautobiographical drama. Under the inspired direction of José Quintero, they helped transform the neglected 1947 work into a now-recognized modern masterpiece. In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer (Ed Flanders) with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution. Both Dewhurst and Flanders won Tony Awards for their performances.
Online
1975
20.

Lemonade [electronic resource]

This is a play about the fantasies, inhibitions, and dreams of two lonely matrons who set up competing lemonade stands along a jammed highway. James Prideaux's Lemonade incorporates comedy and tragedy, a touch of the bizarre, and ultimately, a sincere compassion in both women.
Online
1971