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From apprenticeship to the academy

Author: Elena Pinto SimonChristina RosatiBrooks McNamaraMary C HendersonNiels DachlerAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Series: Search for an American voice in theater.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Digital video collection, FFH 9165
Database:WorldCat
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Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater historian and author Mary Henderson plot out three crucial transitions in American culture between 1875 and 1914: for budding actors, a shift from apprenticeship to academy-oriented training; for playwrights, a progression from surface realism to American naturalism; and for America, a change in sensibilities that paved the way for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
History
Additional Physical Format: From apprenticeship to the academy.
(OCoLC)46345044
Named Person: David Belasco; Sarah Bernhardt; David Belasco; Sarah Bernhardt
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Pinto Simon; Christina Rosati; Brooks McNamara; Mary C Henderson; Niels Dachler; Angelus Novus Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52822477
Notes: Streaming video (30 min.).
Credits: Produced by Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon, with Christina Rosati; edited by Christina Rosati, Elena Pinto Simon, Niels Dachler; directed by Christina Rosati, Elena Pinto Simon.
Performer(s): Elena Pinto Simon, narrator.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Search for an American voice in theater.
Responsibility: Angelus Novus Productions ; produced by Elena Pinto Simon.

Abstract:

Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater historian and author Mary Henderson plot out three crucial transitions in American culture between 1875 and 1914: for budding actors, a shift from apprenticeship to academy-oriented training; for playwrights, a progression from surface realism to American naturalism; and for America, a change in sensibilities that paved the way for the global, technocentric society of the 20th century. The program also discusses impresario David Belasco and Sarah Bernhardt in the U.S.

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