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The Demise and Rise of Serious Theater in America

  • Santa Fe Woman's Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM, 87505 United States (map)

We are delighted to host Tony Branch, founder of the British American Drama Academy in London, as he talks about the subject of his forthcoming book, the development, demise, and future of serious theater, including Shakespeare, in Britain and America.

Tony begins with the period between Elizabeth I and 1900, then the devastating impact of silent and sound movies, radio, and television, to the collapse of the British film industry that led to British actors taking to the stage, and the preference of American actors to work in film and television. Tony also discusses the vast difference in support for the arts between the U.K. and the U.S, the impact of musical theater, the state of theater today, and how we can help.

$10 at the door
Students are free