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Performance; Yesterday's Actors


Produced and directed by Ted Hoffman. 16mm B/W Kinescope Print transfer.

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Yesterday's Actors
Series Description

Radio series.

Program Description

Hosted by Edwin Burr Pettet, this program “illustrates the changing fashions in acting from the Elizabethan Period to the present.” Pettet acts out a Shakespearean scene in seven different parodies, exemplifying different acting methods throughout history.



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Chicago: “Performance; Yesterday's Actors,” 09/30/1956, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E751C9E6F7046558A9EEB990378BB5A.
MLA: “Performance; Yesterday's Actors.” 09/30/1956. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E751C9E6F7046558A9EEB990378BB5A>.
APA: Performance; Yesterday's Actors. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E751C9E6F7046558A9EEB990378BB5A
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