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  • This program looks at educational theater through the theater program at Hamden (CT) High School, interspersing production segments in rehearsal and performance with teacher, student, and audience interviews. Recommended by the NEA, the program demonstrates the value of educational theater and how this value can be maximized.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
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  • Building a Theater Department (1:46) -- Professionalism in Hamden Theater (3:15) -- Roles of the Director (5:17) -- Benefits of a Theater Department (3:00) -- Quality Theater Programs (2:24) -- Expecting the Best (5:19) -- Acting Techniques, Wigs, and Make-Up (3:40) -- Technical Aspects of Theater (4:15) -- Long-term Benefits of Theater (3:09) -- Alumni of Hamden Theater Department (5:29) -- Philosophies of Hamden Theater (3:29) -- Theater as Collaborative Art (2:53) -- Instructing and Directing (4:04) -- High Expectations at Hamden (4:45) -- Hamden Theater's Legacy (2:34)
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