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The design of modern theatre : Adolphe Appia's innovations

Author: Richard C BeachamPeter BowenRikki HollandH.H. Productions (Firm)University of Warwick.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1992.
Series: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Appia's innovations: replacing the flat painted scenery and declamatory style of the 19th century with plastic environments for three-dimensional actors and actresses, using mobile lighting and counterpointing visuals with music. His designs for Isben and Shaw productions link 20th century theatre to the freedoms of ancient Greek drama and mark Appia as the father of modern theatrical design.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Educational films
Feature films
History
Named Person: Adolphe Appia; Adolphe Appia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Beacham; Peter Bowen; Rikki Holland; H.H. Productions (Firm); University of Warwick.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27248668
Notes: Originally produced in 1991.
Credits: Written and presented by Richard C. Beacham.
Performer(s): Presenter, Richard C. Beacham.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Other Titles: Adolphe Appia's innovations
Responsibility: written and presented by Richard C. Beacham ; director, Peter Bowen ; producer Rikki Holland, H.H. Productions ; University of Warwick.

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Explores Appia's innovations: replacing the flat painted scenery and declamatory style of the 19th century with plastic environments for three-dimensional actors and actresses, using mobile lighting and counterpointing visuals with music. His designs for Isben and Shaw productions link 20th century theatre to the freedoms of ancient Greek drama and mark Appia as the father of modern theatrical design.

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