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Aspects of the Classic Greek Theater
Sophocles' Electra directed by Dimitrios Rondiris, from the National Theatre of Greece Rondiris has been acclaimed throughout the world for his orchestration of the movements and the vocal style of...
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Aspects of the Commedia Dell' Arte
The works of Goldini and Gozzi are among the great international classical plays. For an understanding of The Servant of Two Masters or The Love of Three Oranges, knowledge of commedia...
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Shakespeare's King Lear and the Middle Ages
The film holds, "as t'were, the mirror" up to the Middle Ages, for the medieval image of the world survived into the Elizabethan Age. The king-father symbolizing the authority of the past, primogeniture,...
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Parables of Power, Pt. I
Shakespeare's Henry VIII
Introduced by Niccolo Machiavelli, scenes from Shakespeare's Henry VIII depict the king's struggle to consolidate power as absolute monarch. Through highlighting the play's subtext, the film reveals...
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Parables of Power, Pt. II
Marlowe's Edward II
Machiavelli continues his commentary from Parables, Part One, speaking about a king's loss of power. Marlowe knew Machiavelli's writings and drew from them for his play Edward II. Scenes from the...
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Parables of Power, Pt. III
Marlowe's Dr. Faustus
Both Machiavelli and Goethe talk of man's search for ultimate power - even over Nature. The death scene from Marlowe's Tamburlaine demonstrates the main character's thirst for power as well as providing...
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The Spanish Golden Age of Theatre Pt. I
The Knight from Olmedo
Features scenes from Lope de Vega's The Knight From Olmedo filmed on-location in a castle appropriate to this 16th Century romantic tale. Originally staged by Jose Tamayo of the Bellas Artes Teatro,...
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The Spanish Golden Age of Theatre Pt. II
The Phantom Lady
Calderon's The Phantom Lady, filmed at a location appropriate to this Spanish comedy, show the ruse by which a beautiful young widow defies her tradition-bound brothers and marries a handsome caballero...
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Moliére and the Comedie Francaise
The Comedie Francaise is a model theatrical institution. The film provides an overview of the any facets of the Comedie Francaise, as well as scenes of Jaques Charon directing of Moliére. Shows...
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Aspects of Neo-Classic Theatre
In this film, actor-director Paul-Emile Deiber, of the Comedie Francaise, demonstrates the French neo-classic style of theatre: melding rhythms of spoken verse and physical movement with the rhythms...
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