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Theatre of the Deaf

Synopsis
Television series hosted by Nanette Fabray and dedicated to the belief that ‘experimentation in television is vital to the future’. The episode presents the work of deaf actors in rehearsal at the amphitheatre of the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre Foundation in Waterford, Connecticut, The dramatic potential of sign languages, and its implications of a national theatre for the deaf, are explored through various performances. One such workshop shows director Gene Lasko working on excerpts from Hamlet.
Series
Experiment in Television
Language
Sign Language
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2 Apr 1967 (Channel: NBC)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Dick Schneider
Producer
David Hays (2)
Contributor
Gene Lasko

Additional Details

Theatre
Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
deaf persons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); sign languages; Rehearsals

Production Company

Name

Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre Foundation

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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