Theatre in Video

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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.

You can create personal playlists and clips and also share those clips with other users on the site. There are also editorially selected themed playlists for you to browse.