Video Catalogue Descriptions

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPANISH THEATER

LA EDAD DE ORO DEL TEATRO ESPAÑOL (HD 88)

Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advances Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). Spanish. The original abbreviated version in Spanish of “The Spanish Golden Age of Theater,” I (HD87) and II (HD872). Kara Dun Armstrong Collection. Color. 18 minutes.

FIESTA DE AMOR Y DE CELOS (HD 86)

A promotional film produced by Televisión Española for a proposed television mini-series. 1983. Co-authored by Fernando Fernán Gómez and Jesús García de Dueñas, the script is based on the Calderón-Hidalgo collaboration for CELOS AUN DEL AIRE MATAN. This tape includes a dramatization of the interaction between the famous Spanish dramatist and the composer. Also of historical interest are the actual setting of the corral in Almagro and the artists’ conceptions of the Corral del Príncipe and the Coliseo del Buen Retiro. Background music for the film is from Calderón and Hidalgo’s CELOS. Color. 20 min.

THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE OF THEATER, PART I (HD 87)

Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). 1987. English. This study forms a part of IASTA’s series of films entitled “Theater: The Search for Style.” Part I treats Spain’s theatrical tradition at the time of Lope de Vega. It features extensive dramatized scenes from Lope’s THE KNIGHT FROM OLMEDO and includes archive footage of Director José Tamayo’s 1962 production of the play for IASTA. Kara Dunn Armstrong Collection. Color, 28 min.

THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE OF THEATER, PART II (HD 872)

Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). 1987. English. This study forms a part of IASTA’s series of films entitled “Theater: The Search for Style.” Part II treats Spain’s theatrical tradition at the time of Calderón de la Barca. IASTA’s Jack Eddelman directs a group of actors in dramatizing vignettes from Calderóns’ THE PHANTOM LADY, which was produced in 1986. This also includes archive footage of Director José Luis Alonso’s earlier production of the same play for IASTA in 1965. Kara Dunn Armstrong Collections. Color. 28 min.

VISUAL STUDIES SERIES

The Visual Studies Series has several sub-collections detailed below:

MESA REDONDA

Post-performance discussions after each live stage production has developed into a tradition of the Chamizal Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. Since 1985, AHCT’s camera has taped the round table discussion, MESA REDONDA, as the directors, actors,and experts dialogue and interact with the audiences.

Note: MESA REDONDA ’00 (VSS 00) is not available for streaming

Chamizal. 2000. (Note: Poor audio/video quality).

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA

The Visual Study Committee has designed a series of videotapes, UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, an effort to correlate interpretive studies of the text with action production. This series of televised lectures attempts to study the Spanish classical drama by using slides, film and video clips of actual stage productions as illustrations. AHCT wishes to acknowledge the generous financial support from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities in carrying out this project.

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, Part 1 (VSS 902)

Indiana University. 1990. “Visualizing Tirso: El burlador de Sevilla, Marta la Piadosa, and Modern Audiences.” Lecturer:Professor Catharine Larson, Indiana University. Color.

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, Part 2 (VSS 903)

Indiana University. 1990. “Restaging the Comedia: The case of Calderón de la Barca – El galán fantasma.” Lecturer: Professor Charles V. Ganelin, Purdue University. Color.

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, Part 3 (VSS 904)

Indiana University. 1991. “Autosacromentales” Lecturer: Professor Dawn L. Smith, Trent University. Color.

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, Part 4 (VSS 905)

Indiana University. 1992. “Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y su Examen de maridos” Lecturer: Professor Margarita Peña, Universidad Autónoma de México. Color.

UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, Part 5 (VSS 906)

Indiana University. 1994. “Spanish Golden Age Theater” Lecturer:Dr. Isaac Benabu. Color.

THE PIONEERS

The videotapes in this collection consist of conversations with those figures in the field who had a substantial role in the founding and development of modern investigation of Spanish Golden Age theater, particularly those who have been associated over a period of time with North American Universities. The interviews are conducted by former students or “mentees” of the Pioneers or by fellow scholars. The purpose of this series is to remember and honor the work of the Pioneers.

A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN J. ALLEN. (VSPS 051) Interview by Michael J. McGrath. 2003.

A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID M. GITLITZ. (VSPS 052) Interview by Susan Paun de García. 2002.
Note: Not available for streaming yet.

A CONVERSATION WITH EVERETT HESSE. (VSPS 003) Interview by Hernan Wilkins. 1996

A CONVERSATION WITH FRANCISCO RUIZ RAMÓN and JOSÉ MARÍA RUANO DELA HAZA. (VSPS 004) Interview by Elma Dassbach.1996.

A CONVERSATION WITH SHIRLEY WHITAKER. (VSPS 005) Interview by Catherine Larson. 1997.

A CONVERSATION WITH VERN WILLIAMSEN. (VSPS 006) Interview by William B. Blue. 1997.

A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN E. VAREY. (VSPS 007) Interview by Isaac Benabu. 1997.

A CONVERSATION WITH FRANK CASA. (VSPS 001) Interview by Robert Lauer. 1999.
Note: Not available for streaming

A CONVERSATION WITH DONALD T. DIETZ. (VSPS 002) Interview by Sharon Voros. 1999.

A CONVERSATION WITH MATTHEW D STROUD. (VSPS 008) Interview by Anita Stoll. 2000.

A CONVERSATION WITH FRANKLIN G. SMITH. (VSPS 009) Interview by Donald Larson. 2000.

A CONVERSATION WITH HENRY W. SULLIVAN. (VSPS 011) Interview by William R. Blue. 2009.
Note: Not available for streaming yet.

A CONVERSATION WITH EDWARD FRIEDMAN. (VSPS 012) Interview by Jonathan Wade. 2009.
Note: Not available for streaming yet.

MISCELLANEOUS

CHARACTERIZATION IN THE STAGING OF THE COMEDIA: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE CHAMIZAL (VSS 86). An experimental project which attempts to study the comedia by using slides and video-tape clips of actual stage productions as illustrations. Produced by Donald T. Dietz with technical assistance by Greg Geis of the Texas Tech Foreign Language Learning Resource Center, this video tape analyzes the director’s influence on staging and characterization. Examples of characterizations are taken from live productions at the Chamizal; The “Comendador” from the 1984 production of Lope’s Fuenteovejuna; the “Duque Federico” from the 1985 production of Calderón’s El galán fantasma; and “El Autor” from the 1979 and1980 productions of El gran teatro del mundo. Color. 22 min.

UTEP SYMPOSIUM 88 (VSS 882) El Paso, Texas. 1988. “¿QUÉ ES LA COMEDIA?” Discussants: Professors Everett Hesse, Richard Tyler, José Antonio Madrigal, Thomas O’Connor, Henry Sullivan. Part 2. “TRAGEDIA—VISION SINCRETICA. Discussants: Professors Sharon Voros, James Parr, Louise Fothergill-Payne.

ON THE HISTORY OF THE CHAMIZAL FESTIVAL. (VSS 912). 1991. El Paso, Texas. Franklin G. Smith talks about the history of the Chamizal National Memorial and the founding of the Siglo de Oro Festival. Color. 22 min.

UTEP SYMPOSIUM 93 (VSS 942) El Paso, Texas.1993. “ON ACTING AND DIRECTING THE COMEDIA.” Discussants: Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University; Maritza Wilde, La Paz, Bolivia. Color.
Note: Not available for streaming yet.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’98 (VSS 98) El Paso, Texas. 1999. A CONVERSATION WITH BARCLAY GOLDSMITH. A discussion with Barclay Goldsmith, director of Borderlands Theater, from Tucson, Arizona, on the bi-lingual production of Lope’s Fuenteovejuna.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’98 (VSS 981) El Paso, Texas. 1998. The Antaeus Company. “TRANSLATING AND PERFORMING GOLDEN AGE COMEDIES IN 20th- CENTURY AMERICA.” Featuring: Dakin Matthews, Anne McNaughton, Mikael Salazar and Nike Doukas. Professional actors read various scenes in English from Matthew’s translations of Alarcon’s The Walls Have Ears and The Liar.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’99 (VSS 99) El Paso, Texas. 1999.The Antaeus Company.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’99 (VSS 99) El Paso, Texas. 1999. A CONVERSATION WITH RICARDO SAEZ.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’99 (VSS 99) El Paso, Texas. 1999. A CONVERSATION WITH DALE WASSERMAN, playwright. A discussion of Man of La Mancha.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’99 (VSS 99) El Paso, Texas. 1999. A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM ’00 (VSS O53) El Paso, Texas 2000. Roundtable. “DIRECTING THE COMEDIA.” Discussants: Ricardo Salvat, President of AIET, Barcelona; César Oliva Olivares, Murcia; José Luis-Ibañez, UNAM; Barbara Mujica, Georgetown Univ.; Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

VAMOS AL SIGLO DE ORO (VSS 03). 2003. Produced and directed by Titus Dos Remedios as a thesis project at the University of Rhode Island. A promotional documetary on the the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso,Texas. This exciting historical story of the founding of the Festival, its subsequent influence on AHCT and theSpanish Golden Age Theater Symposium, as well as its continued success through its outreach programs to schools in the El Paso area is dynamically told through interviews of Park Service officials, AHCT members, Chamizal audience, El Paso students, theater directors and actors. (30 min)

AHCT SYMPOSIUM 01 (VSS 05) El Paso, Texas. 2001. Denis Rafter. “REMOVING MASKS.”

AHCT SYMPOSIUM 01 (VSS 051) El Paso, Texas. 2001. Workshop by David Pasto. “MOVEMENTS FOR SPANISH GOLDEN AGE PRODUCTIONS: (OR HOW TO CURTSY, BOW AND WEAR FABULOUS CLOTHES).”

AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 03 (VSS 055) El Paso, Texas. 2003. A discussion with Director David Pasto and Translator Cathy Larson on the University of Oklahoma’s production of Maria de Zayas’s Friendship Betrayed.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY (VSS 056) El Paso, Texas. 2003. Michael H. discusses the Chamizal production of Spite for Spite.

AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 04 (VSS 057) El Paso, Texas. 2004. Donald Dietz, Sharon Voros, Matthew Stroud and Susan Paun de Garcia.

THE WORLD OF THE COMEDIA: PLAYHOUSES, AUDIENCES, PERFORMANCE, ACTORS, ECONOMICS. AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 06 (VSS 06) El Paso, Texas. 2006. A plenary presentation by John Jay Allen.

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