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A search for an American voice in theater

Author: Elena Pinto Simon; Christina Rosati; William G Simon; Angelus Novus Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This six-part series traces the history of stage drama and the American imagination, from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through interviews and archival images. Using theater as a mirror, each program reveals the ongoing development of American culture and society's artistic aspirations.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Pinto Simon; Christina Rosati; William G Simon; Angelus Novus Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52191932
Notes: Originally produced in 1999.
Alternate title on disc labels: [2] Tragedian, the rebel, and the prince, and [5] Federal Theater, Project 891, the Mercury Theater.
Credits: Camera, Julien Bodard ; editors, Elena Pinto Simon, Julien Bodard ; music, John Davis, Franz Hackl ; narrator, Elena Pinto Simon.
Performer(s): Narrator, Elena Pinto Simon.
Description: 6 videodiscs (202 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: [1] Prelude and first curtains / directed by Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon (52 min.) --
[2] The tragedian, the rebel, the prince (30 min.) --
[3] From apprenticeship to the Academy / directed by Christina Rosati, Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon with Christina Rosati (30 min.) --
[4] Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash / directed by Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon (30 min.) --
[5] The Federal Theater, file 891, and the Mercury Theater / directed by Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon with William Simon (30 min.) --
[6] Into the post-war era / directed by Elena Pinto Simon; written by Elena Pinto Simon (30 min.).
Other Titles: Prelude and first curtains.
Tragedian, the rebel, the prince.
Tragedian, the rebel, and the prince.
From apprenticeship to the Academy.
Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash.
Federal Theater, file 891, and the Mercury Theater.
Federal Theater, Project 891, and the Mercury Theater.
Into the post-war era.
Responsibility: Angelus Novus Productions ; produced by Elena Pinto Simon.

Abstract:

This six-part series traces the history of stage drama and the American imagination, from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through interviews and archival images. Using theater as a mirror, each program reveals the ongoing development of American culture and society's artistic aspirations.

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