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Directing a Play: A Lecture by Tyrone Guthrie - Delivered at the West Side YMCA, NYC
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins

At the time of this album’s release, Tyrone Guthrie was one of the top theatre directors in the world. At the height of his illustrious career, he recorded this lecture in which he underscores every stage of the creative process from the initial viewing of the script, to casting the actors, and the running of t...

(Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
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Langston Hughes' Jericho-Jim Crow
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Frances Drucker, 1901-1970 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 13 mins

Jericho-Jim Crow by Langston Hughes is a musical production that focuses on themes from the civil rights movement and features music significant to the same period. Performers include former cast members of the original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess as well as gospel singers who made a living touring a...

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Frances Drucker, 1901-1970 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 13 mins
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Shakespeare's Cleopatra: A Study in Moods
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 (Folkways Records, 1963), 35 mins
written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 (Folkways Records, 1963), 35 mins
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Sophocles: Antigone - Performed by Students of McGill University
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written by Sophocles, 497 BC-406 BC (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 hour
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William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; produced by Milt Commons and Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 3 mins
written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; produced by Milt Commons and Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 hour 3 mins
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Bertolt Brecht's The Exception and the Rule
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written by Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956; produced by Eric Bentley, 1916- (Folkways Records, 1965), 52 mins
written by Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956; produced by Eric Bentley, 1916- (Folkways Records, 1965), 52 mins
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Dear Audience, Vol. 1: A Guide to the Enjoyment of Theater with Scenes from Great Plays through the Ages
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 50 mins

Blanche Yurka’s passion for the theatrical arts is instantly apparent when listening to this album. Yurka performs some classic scenes and demonstrates why she feels that theater "is a powerful instrument which can mould men’s minds [and] leads us to a deeper understanding of our fellow man and his problems,...

(Folkways Records, 1960), 50 mins
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Dear Audience, Vol. 2: A Guide to the Enjoyment of Theater with Scenes from Great Plays through the Ages
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 42 mins

The second installment of Yurka’s guide to theater appreciation includes performances from Molière’s Le Misanthrope and Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Yurka also provides a concise commentary which is transcribed in the liner notes and incorporates several photographs of her many acting roles.

(Folkways Records, 1961), 42 mins
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The Murder Trial of William Palmer, Surgeon
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produced by Wallace House, 1900-1983 and Bernard Rosenberg, 1923-1996 (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 hour 31 mins
produced by Wallace House, 1900-1983 and Bernard Rosenberg, 1923-1996 (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 hour 31 mins
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Sophocles: Oedipus Rex - Performed by Students of Amherst College
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written by Sophocles, 497 BC-406 BC (Folkways Records, 1960), 52 mins
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