Theatre in Video contains more than 700 performances of classic and contemporary plays and documentaries.
- Multiple productions of Shakespeare’s plays allow for comparative analysis, showing various interpretations of the text and technical and cultural differences among the presentations.
- The stage work of legendary directors and actors are together for the first time, cross-searchable, and available for side-by-side comparison.
- Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, illustrate the development of the texts and the productions.
- Documentary histories examine such varied subjects as The Globe Theatre; Edward Albee; The Federal Theatre Project; Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino; The New Drama As Viewed by William Saroyan (with Myron McCormack, exames avant-garde, with excerpts from The Killer, by Eugene Ionesco, The Sand Box, by Edward Albee, and Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett); Adolphe Appia’s Design Innovations; The Role of Theatre in Ancient Greece; and other topics.