A. M. Nagler Slide/Tape Lectures on the History of Theater
Scope and Contents
The History of Theater lecture series was written and delivered by A. M. Nagler, and is a condensed version of Professor Nagler’s Drama 6 course at the Yale School of Drama, which covered Western theater history from ancient Greece to early 20th century United States. Produced by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in collaboration with Multi-Media Productions, the series was directed by Todd Gipstein, and Elizabeth D. White was the executive producer. The lecture series consists of eleven taped lectures and 620 photographic slides. Photocopies of a typed transcript of the lectures and a list of slides for each lecture accompany the slides and tapes.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Cassette tapes may not be used until a use copy has been created.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of A. M. Nagler. Typed transcript of lectures was the gift of the Harvard Theatre Collection in 2004.
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Language of Materials
The History of Theater lecture series was written and delivered by A. M. Nagler, and the series is a condensed version of Professor Nagler’s Drama 6 course at the Yale School of Drama.
Biographical / Historical
A. M. Nagler joined the faculty at Yale in 1946, and taught theater history until he retired from the Yale School of Drama in 1976. In addition to numerous works on medieval and Renaissance theater, he was the author of A Sourcebook in Theatrical History.
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