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Actors in Earnest: Graduation and Beyond
Series Title: Stagestruck: Crossing the Greenroom
Call Number: DVD 2008-189 v. 3
Description: Follows eight aspiring actors through the master's degree program at the National Theatre Conservatory, and then a year later as they put their talents to work.
Keywords: Denver Center Theatre Company

Alice at the Palace
Series Title: 1981
Call Number: DVD 2012-91
Description: Retelling of th eclassic tales by Lewis Caroll starring Meryl Streep.
Keywords: Elizabeth Swados

Auditions and Insights with Terrence Mann
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Call Number: VCR 90-7
Description: Workshop on acting and auditions.
Keywords: Acting; Auditioning

Basic Stage Combat
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 79
Description: Proper techniques for teaching and performing stage combat; Oversize.
Keywords: Stage Combat

Behind the Scenes at the RSC: Players, Costumes and Makeup
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 94
Description: Master costumers and makeup artists demonstrate their crafts.
Keywords: Costumes, Makeup

Behind the Scenes at the RSC: Stage, Set Design and Construction
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 75
Description: Process of set design for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Keywords: Staging and Set Design

Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 14
Description: Brecht wrote scenes for plays to train actors in classical drama.
Keywords: Classical Drama

Bettina Gray Speaks with Luis Valdez
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2011-266
Description: Valdez, founder of the West Coast theatrical group voicing the struggles of Chicano farm workers, describes how he became a playwright and director.
Keywords: Teatro Campesino; Labor

Black Theatre - The Making of a Movement
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Call Number: VCR 97-10
Description: Recaptures the birth of a new theater from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s.
Keywords: Documentary; African-American Theater

Brian Cox on Acting in Tragedy
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Call Number: VCR 93-21
Description: Techniques for acting in tragedies.
Keywords: Tragedy techniques

Christo's Valley Curtain/ Running Fence
Series Title: 5 Films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Call Number: DVD 2009-64 v1
Description: The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Keywords: Art; Film; Documentary

Commedia by Fava: The Commedia dell'Arte Step by Step
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Call Number: DVD 2009-45
Description: Lessons in Commedia dell'arte as taught by the world-famous maestro Antonio Fava.
Keywords: Technique; Theatre

Costume Design
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 74
Description: Interviews explaining the costume design process.
Keywords: Costumes and Costume Design

Dignity of Man & Origins of African-American Theatre
Series Title: Panorama of African-American Theatre
Call Number: VCR 97-6
Description: Includes excerpts from "Colored People's Time."
Keywords: Documentary; African-American Theater

Emergence of the African-American Performing Arts
Series Title: Panorama of African-American Theatre
Call Number: VCR 97-7
Description: Includes brief history of black American performers, and excerpt from "Simply Heavenly," by Langston Hughes.
Keywords: Documentary; African-American Theater

Fashion for the Theatre
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Call Number: VCR 2003-145
Description: Analyze a play; research costume; history of fashion; create costume; two copies.
Keywords: Costume Design

Going on the Stage
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Call Number: VCR 93-36
Description: Adapted from "Diary of an Actress"; Oversize.
Keywords: British theater; Documentary

Group Theatre
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Call Number: VCR 2003-21
Description: Story of the Group Theatre (New York City) from 1931 to 1941.
Keywords: Theater: Group Theatre

Hail Caesar
Series Title: Hail Caesar
Call Number: VCR 2001- 40
Description: Oversize; 6-volume series about the leaders of the Roman Empire.
Keywords: Documentary; Roman History; Roman Emperors

Henrik Ibsen Collection
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Call Number: DVD 2008-31
Description: BBC brings adaptations of Brand, A Doll's House, Ghosts, Enemy of the People, Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, Lady from the Sea, Master Builder, and Little Eyolf to the screen and features performances from lauded actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Charles Dance, et al.
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Intimate Details of a Roman Life
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Call Number: VCR 2001- 42
Description: Roman life discussed and seen through artifacts at the British Museum.
Keywords: Documentary; Roman History

Islands / Christo in Paris
Series Title: 5 Films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Call Number: DVD 2009-64 v2
Description: The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Keywords: Art; Film; Documentary

Kabuki Acting Techniques
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Call Number: VCR 93-18
Description: In two parts (tapes.
Keywords: Asian theater

Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino
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Call Number: VCR 2005-76
Description: Bettina Gray interviews Luis Valdez, the celebrated founder of the Teatro Campesino, the West Coast theatrical group.
Keywords: Mexican-America Theater; Luis Valdez; Interview

Make Up Workshop
Series Title: 1998
Call Number: DVD 2007-346
Description: Discussion of theatrical makeup, including supplies and tools, facial anatomy, bears and mustaches, aging, and more.
Keywords: Stage Make-up

Mama: A Theatrical Tapestry
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Call Number: VCR 2005- 59
Description: Documentary on the pioneering La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York City.
Keywords: Experimental Theater

Maria Aitken
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Call Number: VCR 93-17
Description: Techniques for comedy acting; two copies.
Keywords: Comedy techniques

Medieval Drama: From Sanctuary to Stage
Series Title: 2004
Call Number: DVD 2011-248
Description: Development of medieval drama.
Keywords: History

Origin of the Drama and the Theater
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Call Number: DVD 2006-18
Description: Documents the development of drama from ancient Greek religious festivals as well as the development of theater structures.
Keywords: History

Playing Period
Series Title: Playing Period
Call Number: VCR 2003- 63
Description: Basics of movement and manners in historical plays; 5 parts (discs)
Keywords: Period Acting; Costumes

Power of the African-American Playwright
Series Title: Panorama of African-American Theatre
Call Number: VCR 97-8
Description: Includes excerpts from Raisin in the Sun," "Purlie Victorious," and "The Colored Museum."
Keywords: Documentary; African-American Theater

Present & Future Direction of African-Am. Theatre
Series Title: Panorama of African-American Theatre
Call Number: VCR 97-9
Description: Includes excerpts from the plays "Fences" and "The Colored Museum."
Keywords: Documentary; African-American Theater

Preserving the Legacy: Voices of the American Theatre
Series Title: Preserving the Legacy: Voices of the American Theatre
Call Number: DVD 2006-65
Description: Interviews with past leaders of TGC, the national organization for American theater; in three volumes.
Keywords: American Theater; Interviews

Rapier for the Stage and Screen
Series Title: Master Classes in the Media Arts
Call Number: DVD 2007-345
Description: Swordmaster Anthony DeLongis presents a sequence of lessons on the safety, technique, and style of swordfighting with a rapier. Exercises include grip, stance and movement, targeting, defense, lunge, thrust, feint, and parries.
Keywords: Stage Fencing

Roman Comedy
Series Title: Theatre, the Search for Style
Call Number: VCR 2004-236
Description: Compares works by Plautus and Shakespeare to show how Roman comedy inspired later playwrights.
Keywords: Ancient Rome: drama and comedy

Sanford Meisner Master Class
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Call Number: DVD 2008-36
Description: In 1980, students of Meisner organized and filmed approximately eight hours of his acting classes.
Keywords: Sydney Pollack

Second Year: Putting the Pieces Together
Series Title: Stagestruck: Crossing the Greenroom
Call Number: DVD 2008-189 v. 2
Description: Follows eight aspiring actors through the master's degree program at the National Theatre Conservatory, and then a year later as they put their talents to work.
Keywords: Denver Center Theatre Company

Simon Callow on Acting in Restoration Comedy
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Call Number: VCR 93-38
Description: Techniques for acting in restoration comedy.
Keywords: Restoration Comedy

Stages of Theatre: From the Greeks to Shakespeare
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Call Number: DVD 2008-190 v.2
Description: Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London guides viewers through the theatre of Epidaurus; Dionysus; and Pompey as well as the evolution of Elizabethan and Renaissance stage formations and the conventions they established.
Keywords: Richard Beacham; History; Globe; Stage Design

The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain
Series Title: 2013
Call Number: DVD 2013-235
Description: Behind the scenes of the theater festival in Ontario, Canada where ten of George Bernard Shaw's plays are performed in eight months.
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Theater in Japan
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Call Number: DVD 2005-65
Description: Explores the cultural debate in Japan over traditional versus contemporary forms of theater.
Keywords: Japan: Theater

Theater of War
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2013-161
Description: Documentary examining Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies, history, and inspirations the play represents. It also follows the life and times of Brecht himself, most notably his escape from Nazi Germany, subsequent exile, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his eventual return to the country where the play was first staged.
Keywords: Thirty Years War; Meryl Streep; Kevin Kline; Tony Kushner

Tis Pity She's a Whore: The First Women on the London Stage
Series Title: 2005
Call Number: DVD 2014-2
Description: Background and training of the first professional English actresses.
Keywords: 17th Century London History; Documentary

Toward the Limelight: Mastering Skills and Techniques
Series Title: Stagestruck: Crossing the Greenroom
Call Number: DVD 2008-189 v.1
Description: Follows eight aspiring actors through the master's degree program at the National Theatre Conservatory, and then a year later as they put their talents to work.
Keywords: Denver Center Theatre Company

Umbrellas / Interview
Series Title: 5 Films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Call Number: DVD 2009-64 v3
Description: The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Keywords: Art; Film; Documentary

Uta Hagen's Acting Class
Series Title: 2002
Call Number: DVD 2012-134
Description: Uta Hagen, a revered actress and teacher, demonstrates her approach to acting.
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Vaudeville
Series Title: Fox Lorber Centerstage - 1997
Call Number: DVD 2014-50
Description: History and impact shown through more than eighty vaudeville acts.
Keywords: Theater History

Workshop in Biomechanics
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Call Number: VCR 2004-113
Description: Documentary of a workshop to teach the principles of Biomechanics to actors.
Keywords: Biomechanics; Acting

York Mystery Plays, 1998: The First Guild Production Since 1959
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2013-272
Description: Drama and pageantry of the medieval mystery play.
Keywords: Theater Documentary