Arnold Moss presents the renaissance of acting as the re-birth of humanism. He discusses the actors of the Comedia del Arte and the age of Shakespeare. He believes that the test of a true actor is in the classic theatre. He talks about the actor of the French court theatres, the Comedie Francaise. Scenes from “The Duchess of Malfi” and “Would Be Gentleman” are used as illustrations of the styles of acting of this period.
Arnold Moss discusses the social position of the actor in the romantic theatre and the relationship between the theatre, the actor and the birth of democracy. He explains the origination of the “star” system, the appearance of the director in the theatre, the box set, and the birth of the intimate style of acting. He also discusses the realism of the theatre in terms of the actor and explains the method of Stravinsky. A scene from “Under the Gaslight” is used to illustrate.
Surveys styles of painting and sculpture from the 13th to the 20th centuries as found in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Opens with Byzantine and early Italian painting and explains the gradual development of realism during the Renaissance. Shows the work of European masters of later centuries and gives representative views of American painting.
Shows how the farmers in a particular county learn about the detection and prevention of brucellosis, then work with the county agent, veterinarians, and others to have their county certified brucellosis free. Presents an actual situation in which an infected cow on a dairy farm is isolated to prevent the spread of brucellosis and points out that the farmer violated the rules by buying a cow from a non-certified area.
Discusses the so called "bad" habits which many children acquire and ways which parents should cope with them. Points out that "bad" habits are a form of play to the child and should not be considered serious except in relationship to the age of the child and the extent to which they are practiced. Answers questions concerning the habits of thumb sucking, sexual play, head banging, and rocking in bed. (WTTW)
The grace and beauty of bamboo—familiar subject to all Japanese artists—is captured by T. Mikami as he teaches hos to draw bamboo as it appears on a windy day, starting with the truck, then the slender branches , and finally the leaves. Mr. Mikami also paints bamboo as it appears in the rain and in the snow.
Dr. Milton Hildebrand explains the methods used in understanding the complexity, forms, and interrelations of animals. Demonstrates with charts and models how animals are classified according to what they do and skeletal characteristics. Shows how the use of scientific methods of analysis aids in making predictions about animals. (KQED)
With the sparrow as the main subject of this fourth program, T. Mikami teaches the few simple strokes involved in painting this little bird. First he paints the sparrow sitting on a rambling branch, then on the ground feeding. He stresses the Japanese technique of painting birds in their natural setting and paints samples of a few birds common in Japan.
Deals with the classification of birds and the evolutionary variations in feet, bill, and wing structure for purposes of adaptation. Discusses migration among birds, speculates upon its cause, and compares routes and distances of various species.
If Peterson helped to remove bird identification from a purely academic procedure, John James Audubon, helped to remove nature form the drawing room appreciation of the Victorian era, and gave living things a beauty and expression on canvas which capitalized on the bird in its natural environment and in living poses. This program will dramatize the life of John James Audubon with dramatic vignettes. His life was exciting; as an explorer who lived with Indians and knew his birds and animals in the wild; as a journalist who recorded carefully what he saw; as a naturalist who was interested in life histories and naming the things he painted; and as a crusader, who in the last years of his life saw that the wilderness of America was being destroyed and pleaded for conservation. The guest on this program will be Joy Buba, sculptures and artist, who did a head of John James Audubon and who spent considerable time in studying his life. Through her comments and the use of some of the folio prints you will see Audubon’s work and hear her evaluate it.
Uses dance routines and originally scored music to portray cultural differences in solving problems through religion. Emphasizes religious motivation, leadership, rituals, and supernatural controls. Stresses the differences in the meaning of religion. Compares experiences of the southern Negro, the Voodoo cult of the Haitian Negro peasant, and the polytheism of the Muria of India.
Discusses current theories on the origin of the Semitic alphabet. Illustrates the acrophonic principle of alphabetization by the development of several letters from the Semitic through the Greek and finally to their Latin forms. Explains the emergence of the Greek letters into Eastern and Western systems. Features Dr. Frank Baxter.