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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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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Performance; Yesterday's Actors,” 09/30/1956, GBH Archives, accessed April 23, 2021,
MLA: “Performance; Yesterday's Actors.” 09/30/1956. GBH Archives. Web. April 23, 2021. <>.
APA: Performance; Yesterday's Actors. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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