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Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama; Candide


1999 MAPC Preservation Master

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Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama
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Series Description

Broadcast 1975

BBC productions of classic drama; interviews with actors, directors precede each play: "Edward II," "Macbeth," "The Duchess of Malfi," "Paradise Restored," "She Stoops to Conquer," "Candide," "The Rivals," "The Wild Duck," "Hedda Gabler," "Trelawny of the Wells," "The Three Sisters," "The Playboy of the Western World," "Uncle Vanya," "Mrs. Warren's Profession."

Interviews with actors, directors and scholars aired the evening before on Classic Theatre Preview.

See Prime Time Program Guide September 1975 for cover story. Series release date: 1975

Program Description

A satirical novel tracking the travels and troubles of Candide, a hopeless optimist who survives a world of suffering and the friendship of a charlatan in order to find his true love. Art, song, and comic book illustrations are used to explore the depths of this short satire. Featured speakers include director Harold Ramis, actress Kristen Chenoweth, and cartoonist Chris Ware.



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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Wilson, Joan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama; Candide,” 07/31/1975, GBH Archives, accessed March 5, 2024,
MLA: “Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama; Candide.” 07/31/1975. GBH Archives. Web. March 5, 2024. <>.
APA: Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama; Candide. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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