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American Drama

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Theatre in Video and Images

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Theatre in Video
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all. This first release contains over 50 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy Streaming Video provides access to more than 8,500 videos from major educational film distributors and covers diverse subject areas including early film, humanities, arts, media, and business.

Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep groping for - and then seizing the character in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner's adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children. THEATER OF WAR is about theater and war, capitalism and Marxism, the postwar anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s, and one literary genius's ability to make art from them all. (Kanopy Streaming Video: Requires WVUID Login off-campus)


Billy Rose Theatre Division website at the New York Public Library

 WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama

George Mason University Collections

Search Google Images: Example: Uncle Tom's Cabin Play

Uncle Tom's Cabin Onstage (University of Virginia)

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