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From apprenticeship to the academy

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Summary:Three crucial transitions in American culture between 1875 and 1914 are examined in this episode: for budding actors, a shift from apprenticeship to academy-oriented training at centers such as The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; for playwrights, a progression from surface realism to the earliest form of American naturalism; and for America, a change in sensibilities that paved the way for the global, technocentric society of the 20th century. The program also outlines the contributions of impresario David Belasco and the phenomenon of Sarah Bernhardt in the U.S.
Contributor:Simon, Elena Pinto
Provider:Angelus Novus Productions
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Theater United States History 19th century
Theater United States History 20th century
Belasco, David 1853-1931
Bernhardt, Sarah 1844-1923
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Credits:Elena Pinto Simon, narrator.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Theater
Performing Arts
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