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Theatrical Plays on DVD at the Leavey Library: Titles A

Titles A

Ah, Wilderness
"This production of Eugene O'Neill's nostalgic paean to the rites of adolescence has been hailed for its beauty, intimacy and good humor. Set in New England in the days of America's innocence, the affectionate comedy presents a young man's coming of age during a summer in which he experiemnts with poetry, politics, wicked women and alcohol and succumbs to his first romantic crush."

Alice in Wonderland
"From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic."

All Over
"In a large, elegant sitting room, a famous man lies dying behind a discreet hospital screen. Reporters and television crews are waiting downstairs to record the event for posterity, while gathered in the 'death chamber' are the great man's wife, mistress, son, daughter, and best friend--the family lawyer."

"A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity."

The Apple Cart
"The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy."

Arms and the Man
" Arms and the Man is a lacuna by George Bernard Shaw. Its title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid: "Arma virumque cano' = 'Of arms and the man I sing.' The play was first produced on April 21, 1894 at the Avenue Theatre. The play was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. He was called onto stage after the curtain, where he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion: 'My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?'"