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|Named Person:||Joseph Papp; Kevin Kline; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kevin Kline; Joseph Papp; New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Belasco Project.
|Language Note:||The Belasco Project was an educational program in Shakespeare for New York City public school students and teachers founded by Joseph Papp in collaboration with the Board of Education and with the Shubert Organization, which provided the Belasco Theatre rent-free. During the mid-1980s, plays such as Macbeth, As you like it and Romeo and Juliet were performed by a multi-racial cast for over 100,000 junior and senior high school students, teachers and parents. The program included discussion sessions between actors and students, held in classrooms and the theater.|
|Notes:||No credits on tape. Title derived from label on container.
This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Sound and image quality are fair.
|Event notes:||Videotaped in two public school classrooms in New York City during 1986.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (VHS) (75 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.|
|Series Title:||Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection|
|Other Titles:||In the classrooms 1) K. Kline and J. Papp re: Hamlet; 2)Joe Papp|
|Responsibility:||[produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival for the Belasco Project].|
The second discussion (ca. 50:00 to 67:00) which is lead by Papp includes the virtues of the work Hamlet and benefits of reading the play, how Shakespearean roles have been acted historically; and understanding and interpreting Shakespearean texts, including discussion on Hamlet's soliloquy. The remainder of the tape (ca. 68:00-75:00) contains interviews with students who discuss their experiences with Shakespeare and their reactions to Papp.
- Papp, Joseph.
- Kline, Kevin.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Hamlet.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Appreciation.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Language.
- New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. -- Belasco Project.
- Drama in education.
- Theater and youth.
- Producers and directors -- United States -- 20th century.
- Actors -- United States -- 20th century.
- Theatrical productions -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1981-1990.