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Gershwin

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1.   Strike up the Band 2'44
       (arr. John Green)
       Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams

2.   Rhapsody in Blue 16'14
       (orchestrated by Ferde Grofe)
       Leonard Bernstein, Piano and Conductor
       Columbia Symphony Orchestra

3.   Prelude No. 1 1'24
       (arr. Irwin Kostal)
       Katia & Marielle Labeque, Pianos

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

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Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Musical. It's everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals—full of intimidating child stars, cutthroat understudies, and a director who can't even remember Nate's name—are nothing like Nate expects.

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Throne of Blood

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The greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth is arguably Akira Kurosawa's visceral Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô), starring Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada as the ambitious warrior and ruthless wife who try to murder their way to power and glory. Featuring some of the Japanese master's most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery, and inspired by Noh theater as much as the classical source, this is Kurosawa at his atmospheric best.

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High
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01:49
Throne of Blood

In Search of Shakespeare

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PBS resource for teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom.

Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

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The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Hamlet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

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Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32
Forward, 54th!

Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

Interview: Marcus

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Actress Priscilla Star Diaz (Jessica) interviews her new co-star, Coy Stewart, about his new role of Marcus on The Electric Company. Coy discusses his character on the show, the most exciting part of being on the set, and his favorite words, among other things. At the end he offers encouragement to aspiring actors, and encourages viewers to work hard to attain their goals.

Appleseed John: Ragdoll-Come-to-Life

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This segment shows a scene from a play set in the 1820s. The play follows Abby, a young girl growing up in the American frontier. In this scene, Abby and her favorite rag doll meet John Chapman, better known as “Appleseed John,” and his companion, Pakanke. Chapman is grouchy and suspicious at first, but both he and Pakanke respond positively to her “rag-doll-come-to-life.” The fun is soon squelched when Abby talks about clearing the land.

Bringing a Theatrical Work to Television

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This segment shows preparation for a KET taping of a Stage One production of The Wind in the Willows. Included are technical preparations such as stringing cable and setting cameras and interviews with the lighting designer, audio supervisors, and director.

D.W. the Dowager Countess | Arthur

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Muffy's ancestor, Mary Alice, has a moneymaking plan for the abbey. However, the Dowager Countess is less than impressed with the ideas of a common maid!

Creative Flow

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Drama teacher Curt Tofteland leads students in several activities designed to encourage make believe and the flow of creative movement. Students pretend to be bacon frying, popcorn kernels popping, and balloons filling and emptying with air in an exercise called “Becoming.” Moses Goldberg and actors at Stage One demonstrate how actors might prepare for roles as animals. Students then “move in the manner of” various animals and objects and respond to music with movement.

First Night

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This scene is from a one-woman play called Liz’s Circus Story. The play is based on a young woman’s experience working for a small traveling circus. In this scene, with the circus’ first performance just hours away, Liz plans the order of the acts, recounting the difficulties the circus has faced getting off the ground.

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