The Resource Bertolt Brecht : Practice Pieces for Shakespeare, Creative Arts Television (Firm), (electronic resource/)

Bertolt Brecht : Practice Pieces for Shakespeare, Creative Arts Television (Firm), (electronic resource/)

Label
Bertolt Brecht : Practice Pieces for Shakespeare
Title
Bertolt Brecht
Title remainder
Practice Pieces for Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Title variation
Practice Pieces for Shakespeare
Contributor
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This program presents two of Brecht's Practice Pieces for Actors: Romeo and Juliet translated by George Tabori and Hamlet translated by Michael Lebeck. (These pieces are virtually unknown to students and are never performed.) With such performers as Lotte Lenya, Micki Grant, David Rounds, Rudolph Weiss, Oliver Clark, Roscoe Lee Browne, the program shows these dramatic scenes that Brecht wrote and had his own actors rehearse as preparation for full-length productions of the corresponding Shakespeare plays. The scenes reduce the "heroic" stature of the Shakespearean characters by showing them as ordinary people with the usual needs and vices, living in a world where economics is inevitably more influential than principle. The idea, in Socialist East Germany where Brecht lived and worked, was that the actors' own egos would be deflated by these scenes, and the result would be a more "human" portrayal. The scenes were therefore rehearsed but then omitted from actual performance of the full play
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
27
Technique
live action
Label
Bertolt Brecht : Practice Pieces for Shakespeare, Creative Arts Television (Firm), (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Creative Arts Television (Firm), 1964
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 03, 2016
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Practice Pieces": "Romeo and Juliet": Part One
  • (4:18)
  • "Practice Pieces": Romeo and Juliet": Part Two
  • (4:03)
  • A Modest, Patient Man
  • (3:42)
  • Credits: Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare
  • (0:11)
  • Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare: Introduction
  • (2:46)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet;" Part One
  • (5:12)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet": Part Two
  • (3:26)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet": Part Three
  • (2:18)
Control code
100124249
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 38 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Bertolt Brecht : Practice Pieces for Shakespeare, Creative Arts Television (Firm), (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Creative Arts Television (Firm), 1964
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 03, 2016
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Practice Pieces": "Romeo and Juliet": Part One
  • (4:18)
  • "Practice Pieces": Romeo and Juliet": Part Two
  • (4:03)
  • A Modest, Patient Man
  • (3:42)
  • Credits: Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare
  • (0:11)
  • Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces for Shakespeare: Introduction
  • (2:46)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet;" Part One
  • (5:12)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet": Part Two
  • (3:26)
  • "Practice Pieces": "Hamlet": Part Three
  • (2:18)
Control code
100124249
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 38 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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