Walter Kerr, on theater

United States, 1970

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Joseph Anthony

producer

Robert Saudek

production company

Learning Corporation of America

Language

English

Duration

00:26:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30194

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art criticism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts

Drama

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Drama - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Drama - Study and teaching

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Music & Performing Arts → Theater

Music & Performing Arts → Theater - Production and direction

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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