New Video Series Featuring Legends Of American Theatre Launched On DVD; Online Launch To Follow Later This Year | Alexander Street

New Video Series Featuring Legends Of American Theatre Launched On DVD; Online Launch To Follow Later This Year

September 7, 2011

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) -- Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, today announced the addition of The Dramatists Guild Fund’s new interview series, The Legacy Project, to its catalogue of video titles.

The Legacy Project, acquired by Filmakers Library, is an intimate portrait of legendary American dramatists through interviews conducted by emerging playwrights.

The series, featuring conversations with ten eminent writers of American theatre–including Stephen Sondheim, Lanford Wilson and John Kander–is currently available for purchase as a 10 DVD box set. Later in the year, the collection will also be available online in streaming video through Alexander Street’s Academic Video Online Store at http://academicvideostore.com

Said Linda Gottesman, Co-President of Filmakers Library, “This is a very exciting project. Anyone who loves theatre will want to see these interviews, and students of theatre will especially benefit from these rich conversations between emerging playwrights and theatre legends as they talk about the creative process and each playwright’s development.”

Gottesman noted the value of the series’ availability online via the Alexander Street streaming video platform. “When the online access launches later this year, professors will be able to assign the Legacy Project interviews to students to watch as easily as they assign texts for reading. Delivering video using this new medium means that the series will reach a much wider audience and be that much more useful for teaching and research.”

The Legacy Project series will also eventually be available to subscribing libraries and educational institutions through Alexander Street’s Theatre in Video collection. Theatre in Video is an online collection containing more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries.

The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity division of the Dramatists Guild of America, an association that has acted as a public advocate for dramatists for over 80 years.

A preview of the series is available on the Alexander Street YouTube channel. For more information on The Legacy Project or to order the DVD set, visit http://www.alexanderstreet.com/filmakers.htm. Qualified faculty and library staff may request trial access and pricing information for Theatre in Video by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com).

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About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning, online collections of full-text, music, and video for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our products are available via online subscription and one-time purchase to libraries and educational institutions worldwide. Individual video titles, including The Legacy Project, will be available later this year at http://academicvideostore.com

Contact for Media Inquiries / Reviewer Access:
Audrey DeGregorio
Marketing Communications Associate
Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-212-8520
adegregorio [at] astreetpress [dot] com

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