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Author: Richard Eyre; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this elegant six-part series, Sir Richard Eyre--former director of the Royal National Theatre--explores the history of 20th century drama and its confluence with the theater of Ireland, America, and Germany. Evocative archival footage of many of the century's most memorable productions is blended with firsthand testimonies from the writers, actors, and directors who made them possible.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Eyre; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 46668280
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC.
Credits: Directors, Roger Parsons (v. 1, 6), Mary Downes (v. 2), Chris Granlund (v. 3, 4), Jamie Muir (v. 5).
Description: 6 videocassettes (314 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [v. 1]. Shakespeare: drama's DNA (59:00) --
[v. 2]. Irish theater: raw bones and poetry (51:00) --
[v. 3]. America: Broadway and dramatic realism (51:00) --
[v. 4]. Looking back: British theater, two wars later (51:00) --
[v. 5]. Between Brecht and Beckett (51:00) --
[v. 6]. The Future of theater: but is it art? (51:00).
Other Titles: Shakespeare: drama's DNA.
Irish theater: raw bones and poetry.
America: Broadway and dramatic realism.
Looking back: British theater, two wars later.
Between Brecht and Beckett.
Future of theater: but is it art?
Responsibility: a BBC/Thirteen WNET co-production ; written and presented by Richard Eyre.

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In this elegant six-part series, Sir Richard Eyre--former director of the Royal National Theatre--explores the history of 20th century drama and its confluence with the theater of Ireland, America, and Germany. Evocative archival footage of many of the century's most memorable productions is blended with firsthand testimonies from the writers, actors, and directors who made them possible.

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