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Films on Demand
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 02, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The National Theatre (3:04) -- A Playhouse For All Audiences (4:15) -- Fire! (2:15) -- Ghost Light (2:18) -- Helen Hayes (2:44) -- The Best in Entertainment (2:13) -- A Presidential Patron (2:08) -- Boycott (3:34) -- President and Mrs Truman at the National. (2:23) -- Theatrical Roots (3:00) -- Flops at the National (3:07) -- The 1960s (3:31) -- Pearl Bailey (2:19) -- Power of Washington at the National (4:08) -- A Revealing Visit (2:44) -- Nancy Reagan (4:00) -- The National's New Face (3:21) -- Intimacy of the The National Theater Layout (2:14) -- President Reagan (2:14) -- Stage for A Nation: Credits (1:58)
The National Theatre has entertained Washington since the time of Andrew Jackson, bringing the best of Broadway to Washington (and sometimes sending a play or musical to Broadway), providing a stage for theatrical legends from Edwin Booth to Helen Hayes, casting an influence on the American theater simply because it was the National Theatre and on the nation because theater - even when it appears all froth or fancy - remains a powerful medium that alters in some way all those who watch it. This spectacular program celebrates both the history and the present of the National: its memorabilia survey the history of American taste; institutions of the theater, like Helen Hayes, Pearl Bailey, and Carol Channing, describe the added dimensions of playing to an audience of power brokers and presidents; and scenes from some of the nation's (and the National's) biggest hits - including South Pacific, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line - are performed by star-studded casts that constitute a virtual Who's Who of the American theater.
9 and up.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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Gateway Technical College
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)