The Federal Theater, File 891, and the Mercury Theater
This film appraises the impact of the drama groups that flourished during the Depression and their lasting contributions to theater. Among the topics discussed are the American method style of acting, as pioneered at the Group Theatre; the Federal Theater, the Classical Theatre (Project 891), and the Mercury Theater, incubators for some of the most innovative and controversial works ever seen on the American stage; and the theatrical careers of Orson Welles and John Houseman.
Simon, Elena Pinto
Angelus Novus Productions; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
North American Culture; American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Theater; Performing Arts; American drama 20th century History and criticism; Theater and society United States; Theater History 20th century; Method (Acting) History 20th century
North America; United States; New Jersey
Distinctive Media Collections
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- In Copyright
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- Physical Description
30 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Narrator: Elena Pinto Simon.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090296; Fedora 2 PID: umd:2033; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1135; OCLC: ocm48011667; Catalog Key: alephsys002641388; Catalog Key: FFH 9167-A-NT
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