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Into the post-war era

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Summary:This program considers the unique synergy between method acting and poetic realism, marking the changes in American theater from pre- to post-World War II society. America's newfound place on the world stage is spotlighted, along with the careers of Paul Robeson, Canada Lee, and Marlon Brando. Milestone plays such as A streetcar named desire, Cat on a hot tin roof, Bus stop and The crucible, and the heart of New York's mainstream theater that is centered in Times Square, reflect the nation's cultural history.
Contributor:Simon, Elena Pinto
Sparargen, Steven
Baker, Angela
Emmanuel, Howard
Adler, Ellen
Oppenheim, Tom
Simon, William
Provider:Angelus Novus Productions
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Theater and society -- United States
American drama -- History and criticism
Method (Acting) -- History
Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- History
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976
Lee, Canada
Brando, Marlon
Genre:Documentary films
Credits:Angelus Novus Productions, Inc. ; produced by Elena Pinto Simon. Narrator, Elena Pinto Simon.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Theater
Performing Arts
Collection:Films@UM
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