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Stony Brook University

THR 104: Play Analysis: Video

On the Boards

Video Sharing & Discovery Online


Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video not only contains full-length productions of over 250 important plays, it also features interviews with playwrights and many other useful resources, including:
  • Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, illustrate the development of the texts and the productions. For example, users can watch and hear Arthur Miller discussing The Ride Down Mount Morgan and directing a rehearsal.
  • Documentary histories examine such varied subjects as The Globe Theatre; Edward Albee; The Royal Shakespeare Company; The Federal Theatre Project; Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino; The New Drama As Viewed by William Saroyan (examining the avant garde, with excerpts from The Killer, by Eugene Ionesco, The Sand Box, by Edward Albee, and Krapp's Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett, with Myron McCormick); Adolphe Appia’s Design Innovations; The Role of Theatre in Ancient Greece; and other topics.
  • The stage work of legendary directors and actors are together for the first time, cross searchable and available for side-by-side comparison.
  • Multiple productions of several of Shakespeare’s plays will allow for comparative analysis, showing various interpretations of the text and technical and cultural differences among the presentations.