Walter Kerr, New York Times art critic, comments on dramatic scenes from five plays and compares them with film segments, pointing out the unique character of live performance, and showing the range of forms and ideas in live theatre. Play excerpts include: “Prometheus” by Aeschylus, “Richard III” by William Shakespeare, “the Importance of being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde, The Serpent” by Jean-Claude van Itallie and “No Place to be Somebody by Charles Gordone. Narrated by Walter Kerr.
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