From apprenticeship to the academy
Three crucial transitions in American culture between 1875 and 1914 are examined in this episode: for budding actors, a shift from apprenticeship to academy-oriented training at centers such as The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; for playwrights, a progression from surface realism to the earliest form of American naturalism; and for America, a change in sensibilities that paved the way for the global, technocentric society of the 20th century. The program also outlines the contributions of impresario David Belasco and the phenomenon of Sarah Bernhardt in the U.S.
Simon, Elena Pinto
Angelus Novus Productions; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
North American Culture; American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Theater; Performing Arts; Theater United States History 19th century; Theater United States History 20th century
North America; United States; New Jersey
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- Physical Description
30 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Elena Pinto Simon, narrator.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090292; Fedora 2 PID: umd:2025; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1131; OCLC: ocm46345044; Catalog Key: alephsys002611229; Catalog Key: FFH 9165-A-NT
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