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Alive from off Centre

Alternative title
Stuff As Dreams Are Made on
Synopsis
Series of arts programmes featuring the work of avant garde artists. In this episode, in a solo performance piece entitled ‘Stuff As Dreams Are Made On’ , Fred Curchack puts on a variety of masks and voices to recite and deconstruct passages from The Tempest.
Series
Words on Fire
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2 Sep 1990 (Channel: PBS)
Duration
27 mins

Credits

Producer
John Schott
Cast
Fred Curchack 
John SanbornDirector of Curchack item

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
mime; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); One-Person shows

Notes

History
From 1991 onward the series was known as ALIVE TV.
Reviews
`Fred Curchack is definitely some kind of genius...a virtuoso man of the theatre. The things he does with voice, masks, shadows, mime and comic timing are separately masterly, and collectively bewilderingly accomplished. Curchack is clearly on top of his art, and creating a genuinely new form of theatre...Everything in the production is a direct illumination of themes in The Tempest.' Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

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