1. Copyright and Lending Policy
Copyright laws will not allow the Association to give permission to sell the plays or to copy them in their entirety; however, copies may be made of small segments of the recorded productions in order to make visual aids for professional papers, for presentation, or for pedagogical purposes. The films are available to members of the Association on a loan basis for the cost of handling and mailing. Presently, fees have been set by the Board of Directors at $5.00 for mailing in the U.S., $7.50 in Canada and other countries and must be paid in full before the order can be mailed. Members have use of the videotape for one month. The films may be borrowed for a semester at a cost of $20.00. Members not returning films by the designated return date will be assessed additional monthly fees. For currency outside the United States, all funds must be drawn on US. banks. Members can pay by logging into the website and using the PayPal link or by mailing a check or money order, payable to AHCT, to the Association treasurer. If you should need to order films for delivery via a speedier means than normal, you will also be billed for the additional cost. If fees remain unpaid or tapes not returned, all borrowing privileges will be suspended until the matter is resolved.
2. To order films, contact:
AHCT VIDEO LIBRARY
In case of problems, call: Phone: (616) 331-3372 Fax: (616) 331-3025
3. Present Edition
The present edition is the tenth in a series of AHCT catalogs, the first of which appeared in 1985. This edition of the CATALOG contains a continually updated listing of our holdings and features plays dramatized at the Chamizal Siglo de Oro Festival as well as at various colleges and universities throughout the United States, among which are Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgetown University, Texas A&M, the University of Texas and the University of Missouri, as well as selected professionally prepared materials.
4. A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE AHCT
The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit organization in 1984 to promote and foster greater appreciation for Spain's classical drama in production. An international organization, the Association counts among its members literary scholars, theatrical directors and producers, teachers, and other aficionados of Spain's Golden Age of Theater.
The Association maintains a rare collection of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque plays on film and videotape. The materials in the Association's visual library are available to its members and serve as resources for scholarly investigations, an invaluable repertoire for theatrical companies, exciting tools for the classroom, and delightful entertainment for the general public. A word of thanks is owed to the following benefactors whose contributions have enabled AHCT to carry out its mission:
Signed: Donald T. Dietz
5. The AHCT PERFORMS THESE SERVICES
Membership in the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater, Inc. is open to any interested person. For more information, please contact:
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THE KARA DUNN ARMSTRONG COLLECTION
In 1985, William D. Armstrong of Lubbock, Texas, inaugurated this collection in memory of his wife, Kara Dunn Armstrong, a teacher of Spanish who, during her lifetime had a deep and abiding interest in Spanish language, history, and culture. Mrs. Armstrong was a teacher of Spanish in the Lubbock Public Schools and at Texas Tech University. The number of films and videotapes in the collection has steadily grown since its inception.
Please note that all DVDs are in NTSC format.
THE HOLDINGS OF THE ARCHIVES COLLECTION
AHCT has accumulated a wealth of visual materials as a result of the annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival which has taken place each March since 1976 at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas. In addition to the many slides, photos, critiques, and other visuals are videotapes in 3/4 inch black and which of the complete festival seasons of 1979 and 1980. These videotapes appear in the AHCT catalogue thanks in part to a grant and funding from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities.
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPANISH THEATER
LA EDAD DE ORO DEL TEATRO ESPANOL (HD 88)
Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advances Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). Spanish. The original abbreviated version in Spanish of "The Spanish Golden Age of Theater," I (HD87) and II (HD872). Kara Dun Armstrong Collection. Color. 18 minutes.
FIESTA DE AMOR Y DE CELOS (HD 86)
A promotional film produced by Televisión Española for a proposed television mini-series. 1983. Co-authored by Fernando Fernán Gómez and Jesús García de Dueñas, the script is based on the Calderón-Hidalgo collaboration for CELOS AUN DEL AIRE MATAN. This tape includes a dramatization of the interaction between the famous Spanish dramatist and the composer. Also of historical interest are the actual setting of the corral in Almagro and the artists' conceptions of the Corral del Príncipe and the Coliseo del Buen Retiro. Background music for the film is from Calderón and Hidalgo's CELOS. Color. 20 min.
THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE OF THEATER, PART I (HD 87)
Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). 1987. English. This study forms a part of IASTA's series of films entitled "Theater: The Search for Style." Part I treats Spain's theatrical tradition at the time of Lope de Vega. It features extensive dramatized scenes from Lope's THE KNIGHT FROM OLMEDO and includes archive footage of Director José Tamayo's 1962 production of the play for IASTA. Kara Dunn Armstrong Collection. Color, 28 min.
THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE OF THEATER, PART II (HD 872)
Produced by the Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts (IASTA). 1987. English. This study forms a part of IASTA's series of films entitled "Theater: The Search for Style." Part II treats Spain's theatrical tradition at the time of Calderón de la Barca. IASTA's Jack Eddelman directs a group of actors in dramatizing vignettes from Calderóns' THE PHANTOM LADY, which was produced in 1986. This also includes archive footage of Director José Luis Alonso's earlier production of the same play for IASTA in 1965. Kara Dunn Armstrong Collections. Color. 28 min.
VISUAL STUDIES SERIES
The Visual Studies Series has several sub-collections detailed below:
Post-performance discussions after each live stage production has developed into a tradition of the Chamizal Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. Since 1985, AHCT's camera has taped the round table discussion, MESA REDONDA, as the directors, actors,and experts dialogue and interact with the audiences.
MESA REDONDA '85 (VSS 872)
Chamizal. 1985. Discussants: Dr. Alfredo Hermenegildo, University of Montreal; Dr. César Oliva, Murcia, Spain. LA CELESTINA (RF85); ENTRE BOBOS ANDA EL JUEGO (RZ85); EL GALÁN FANTASMA (CB853). Color.
MESA REDONDA '86 (VSS 873)
Chamizal. 1986. Discussants: Dr. John J. Allen, University of Kentucky; Dr. Roberto Pomo, University of Texas at El Paso. EL BURLADOR DE SEVILLA (TM86); EL CELOSO PRUDENTE (TM862); LOS EMPEÑOS DE UNA CASA (C186); EL BUSCÓN (QF86); ENTREMESES DE MUJERES EN FARSA PICANTE (MIS86); EL DUEÑO DE LAS ESTRELLAS (RA86). Color.
MESA REDONDA '87 (VSS 874)
Chamizal. 1987. Discussants: Dr. Charles V. Ganelin, University of Tulsa; Sra. Maritza Wilde, Bolivian Theater Institute, La Paz, Bolivia. LA VENGADORA DE LAS MUJERES (VC873); EL EXAMEN DE LOS MARIDOS (RA87); LA PRUEBA DE LAS PROMESAS (RA 872); LA BARCA DE LA GLORIA (VG87); EL GRAN MERCADO DEL MUNDO (CB87); LOS MELINDRES DE BELISA (VC872). Color.
MESA REDONDA '88 (VSS 88)
Chamizal. 1988. Discussants: Dr. Hugo Carrillo, Guatemala; Dr. Teresa J. Kirschner, Simon Fraser University, Canada. GANAR AMIGOS (RA88); PLEITO MATRIMONIAL DEL CUERPO Y EL ALMA (CB884);JUEGOS DE AMOR Y DE CULPA (MIS88); LOS ENREDOS DE UNA CASA(C188); LA DEVOCIÓN DE LA CRUZ (CB882); EL GRAN TEATRO DEL MUNDO(CB883); EL GRAN ENTREMÉS DE LOS CELOS (CS88); EL BURLADOR DE SEVILLA (TM88). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA '89 (VSS 89)
Chamizal. 1989. Discussants: Dr. Victor F. Dixon, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Dr. José María Ruano de la Haza, University of Ottawa, Canada. ESTA VIDA ES UNA BARCA (CB89); A CASTRO (fa89); DE BRUJAS Y ALCOVETEIRAS (RF89);LA MUJER POR FUERZA (TM89); PERIBÁÑEZ Y EL COMENDADOR DE OCAÑA(VC89). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA '90 (VSS 90)
Chamizal. 1990. Discussants: Dr. Hugo Carrillo, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Dr. Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. DAR TIEMPO AL TIEMPO (CB90);JUGANDO CON CALDERÓN (CB902); GAMBLER'S HOUSE (LA CASA DEL TAHUR)(MA90); LOS ENGAÑADOS (RL90); PALABRAS Y PLUMAS (TM90); EL BURLADOR DE SEVILLA (TM902); EL ACERO DE MADRID (VC902). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA '91 (VSS 91)
Chamizal. 1991. Discussants: Professor B. Alexis Gonzales, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Dr. José Amezcua Gómez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México, DF. LA ÍNSULA DE SANCHO PANZA (CS91); EL LINDO DON DIEGO (MC91); ABRE EL OJO (RZ91); EL CABALLERO DE OLMEDO (VC91); LA GALLARDA TOLEDANA (VC912); LA TRAGICOMEDIA DE DON DUARDOS VG91);ENTREMESES (MIS91); LOS TROTES DEL PASO ACÁ (MIS912). 3 vols. Color
MESA REDONDA '93 (VSS 93)
Chamizal. 1993. Discussants: Dr, Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; Dr. Isaac Chacrón, New National Theater Company of Venezuela; Dr.Myrna Casa, Puerto Rico. EL BASTARDO MUDARRA (VC932); LAS BIZARRÍAS DE BELISA (VC93); DE ORO Y BARRO (MIS93); EL DESDÉN CON EL DESDÉN (MC93) DIÁLOGO ENTRE ELAMOR Y UN VIEJO (CR93); ENTREMESES (INTERLUDES) (CS93); EL VERGONZOSO EN PALACIO (THE OUTCAST IN)TM93). Two volumes. Color.
MESA REDONDA '94 (VSS 94)
Chamizal. 1994. Discussants: Dr. Guillermo Schmidhuber, Universidad de Guadalajara; Dr. William Oliver, University of California; Dr. Arturo Pérez Pisonero, University of Texas at El Paso. EL ALCALDE DE ZALAMEA (CB94); ELANZUELO DE FENISA (VC942) LOS BALCONES DE MADRID (TM94); LA GATOMAQUIA (VC948); LOCOS AMORES (MIS94); EL PERRO DEL HORTELANO (VC 94). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA 95 (VSS 95)
Chamizal. 1995. Discussants: Dr. José Luis Suárez García, University of Texas at El Paso; Maestro Jorge Galván, México. DE FUERA VENDRÁ (MC 951), LA DÉCIMA MUSA (CI95), LOS ENCANTOS DE LA CULPA (CB951), ENTREMESES (CS95), EL GALÁN FANTASMA (CB952), EL LINDO DON DIEGO (MC952), LA VERDAD SOSPECHOSA (LOVE'S TRUE LIES) (RA95), LA VILLANA DE LA SAGRA (TM95). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA 96 (VSS 96)
Chamizal. 1996. Discussants: Dr. David M. Gitlitz, University of Rhode Island; Dr. Antonio García del Todo, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. AUTO DE LA PASIÓN (FL96), LA BURLAS DE LAS MUJERES (LA DAMA BOBA) (VC962), LA DAMA BOBA (VC96), LA DAMA DUENDE (CB 961), DON QUIJOTE Y SANCHO PANZA (CS96), LOS EMPEÑOS DE UNA CASA (THE HOUSE OF TRIALS) (CI96), EL ROMANCERO (MIS96), LA VIDA ES SUEÑO (CB962). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA 97 (VSS 97)
Chamizal. 1997. Discussants: Evangelina Rodríquez Cuadros, Universidad de Valencia, Spain; César Oliva Olivares, Universidad de Murcia, Spanish, REY Y TROBADOR (based on Tirso de Molina's LA PRUDENCIA EN LA MUJER), EL CASTIGO SIN VENGANZA (LV971), ÑAQUE O DE PIOJOS Y ACTORES (AR971), EL CASTIGO SIN VENGANZA (LV972), THE PHYSICIAN OF HIS HONOR (EL MÉDICO DE SU HONRA) (CB972), CASA CON DOS PUERTAS MALA ES DE GUARDAR (CB971). 3 vols. Color.
MESA REDONDA ’99 (VSS 994)
Chamizal 1999. Discussants: Dr. Issac Benabu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and Mario Sánchez, artistic director of Teatro Avante, Miami, Florida. (CB991) Life is a Dream (La vida es sueño). Chamizal 1999. Texas Tech University Theatre. Lubbock, Texas. Director: Jim Bush. Translation: Roy Campbell.
MESA REDONDA ’99 (VSS 996)
Chamizal 1999. Discussants: Dr. Issac Benabu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and Mario Sánchez, artistic director of Teatro Avante, Miami, Florida. (CB993) El astrólogo fingido. Chamizal 1999. Teato de Repertorio Latinoamericano. Carácas, Venezuela. Director: Costa Palamides.
MESA REDONDA ’99 (VSS 997)
Chamizal 1999. Discussants: Dr. Issac Benabu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and Mario Sánchez, artistic director of Teatro Avante, Miami, Florida. (CI991) Los enredos de una casa. Chamizal 1999. Teatro de Repertorio Latinoamericano. Carácas, Venezuela. Director: Costa Palamides.
MESA REDONDA ’00 (VSS 00)
Chamizal. 2000.(Note: Poor audio/video quality).
MESA REDONDA ’03 (VSS 031)
Chamizal. 2003. Discusion of Friendship Betrayed (ZS 03).
MESA REDONDA '03 (VSS 033)
MESA REDONDA '04 (VSS 041)
Chamizal. 2004. Discussant: Dr. Susan Paun de Garcia, Denison University; Dean Zayas, University of Puerto Rico. EL VERGONZOSO EN EL PALACIO (TM 042).
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA
The Visual Study Committee has designed a series of videotapes, UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, an effort to correlate interpretive studies of the text with action production. This series of televised lectures attempts to study the Spanish classical drama by using slides, film and video clips of actual stage productions as illustrations. AHCT wishes to acknowledge the generous financial support from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities in carrying out this project.
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, I (VSS 902)
Indiana University. 1990. "Visualizing Tirso: El burlador de Sevilla, Marta la Piadosa, and Modern Audiences." Lecturer:Professor Catharine Larson, Indiana University. Color.
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, II (VSS 903)
Indiana University. 1990. "Restaging the Comedia: The case of Calderón de la Barca – El galán fantasma." Lecturer: Professor Charles V. Ganelin, Purdue University. Color.
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, III (VSS 913)
Indiana University. 1991. "Performing Golden Age Texts: Autos sacramentales at the Chamizal Festival." Lecturer: Professor Dawn L. Smith, Trent University, Canada. Color.
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, IV (VSS 921)
Indiana University. 1992. "Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y su Examen de maridos." Lecturer (in Spanish): Margarita Peña, Universidad Autónoma de México, México, D.F. Color
UNDERSTANDING THE COMEDIA, V (VSS 943)
Lafayette, Indiana. 1994. "In the End is the Beginning: Reading a Seventeenth-Century Play text for the Stage." Lecturer: Professor Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University, Israel. Color.
The videotapes in this collection consist of conversations with those figures in the field who had a substantial role in the founding and development of modern investigation of Spanish Golden Age theater, particularly those who have been associated over a period of time with North American Universities. The interviews are conducted by former students or "mentees" of the Pioneers or by fellow scholars. The purpose of this series is to remember and honor the work of the Pioneers.
A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN J. ALLEN. (VSPS 051) Interview by Michael J. McGrath. 2003.
A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID M. GITLITZ. (VSPS 052) Interview by Susan Paun de García. 2002.
A CONVERSATION WITH EVERETT HESSE. (VSPS 003) Interview by Hernan Wilkins. 1996
A CONVERSATION WITH FRANCISCO RUIZ RAMÓN and JOSÉ MARÍA RUANO DELA HAZA. (VSPS 004) Interview by Elma Dassbach.1996.
A CONVERSATION WITH SHIRLEY WHITAKER. (VSPS 005) Interview by Catherine Larson. 1997.
A CONVERSATION WITH VERN WILLIAMSEN. (VSPS 006) Interview by William B. Blue. 1997.
A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN E. VAREY. (VSPS 007) Interview by Isaac Benabu. 1997.
A CONVERSATION WITH FRANK CASA. (VSPS 001) Interview by Robert Lauer. 1999.
A CONVERSATION WITH DONALD T. DIETZ. (VSPS 002) Interview by Sharon Voros. 1999.
A CONVERSATION WITH MATTHEW D STROUD. (VSPS 008) Interview by Anita Stoll. 2000.
A CONVERSATION WITH FRANKLIN G. SMITH. (VSPS 009) Interview by Donald Larson. 2000.
A CONVERSATION WITH HENRY W. SULLIVAN. (VSPS 011) Interview by William R. Blue. 2009.
A CONVERSASTION WITH EDWARD FRIEDMAN. (VSPS 012) Interview by Jonathan Wade. 2009.
CHARACTERIZATION IN THE STAGING OF THE COMEDIA: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE CHAMIZAL (VSS 86). An experimental project which attempts to study the comedia by using slides and video-tape clips of actual stage productions as illustrations. Produced by Donald T. Dietz with technical assistance by Greg Geis of the Texas Tech Foreign Language Learning Resource Center, this video tape analyzes the director's influence on staging and characterization. Examples of characterizations are taken from live productions at the Chamizal; The "Comendador" from the 1984 production of Lope's Fuenteovejuna; the "Duque Federico" from the 1985 production of Calderón's El galán fantasma; and "El Autor" from the 1979 and1980 productions of El gran teatro del mundo. Color. 22 min.
UTEP SYMPOSIUM 88 (VSS 882) El Paso, Texas. 1988. “¿QUÉ ES LA COMEDIA?” Discussants: Professors Everett Hesse, Richard Tyler, José Antonio Madrigal, Thomas O'Connor, Henry Sullivan. Part 2. “TRAGEDIA—VISION SINCRETICA. Discussants: Professors Sharon Voros, James Parr, Louise Fothergill-Payne.
ON THE HISTORY OF THE CHAMIZAL FESTIVAL. (VSS 912). 1991. El Paso, Texas. Franklin G. Smith talks about the history of the Chamizal National Memorial and the founding of the Siglo de Oro Festival. Color. 22 min.
UTEP SYMPOSIUM 93 (VSS 942) El Paso, Texas.1993. “ON ACTING AND DIRECTING THE COMEDIA.” Discussants: Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University; Maritza Wilde, La Paz, Bolivia. Color.
AHCT SYMPOSIUM 98 (VSS 981) El Paso, Texas. 1998. The Antaeus Company. "TRANSLATING AND PERFORMING GOLDEN AGE COMEDIES IN 20th- CENTURY AMERICA." Featuring: Dakin Matthews, Anne McNaughton, Mikael Salazar and Nike Doukas. Professional actors read various scenes in English from Matthew’s translations of Alarcon’s The Walls Have Ears and The Liar.
AHCT SYMPOSIUM 98 (VSS 98) El Paso, Texas. 1998. A CONVERSATION WITH BARCLAY GOLDSMITH. A discussion with Barclay Goldsmith, director of Borderlands Theater, from Tucson, Arizona, on the bi-lingual production of Lope's Fuenteovejuna.
AHCT SYMPOSIUM 00 (VSS O53) El Paso, Texas 2000. Roundtable. “DIRECTING THE COMEDIA.” Discussants: Ricardo Salvat, President of AIET, Barcelona; César Oliva Olivares, Murcia; José Luis-Ibañez, UNAM; Barbara Mujica, Georgetown Univ.; Isaac Benabu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
VAMOS AL SIGLO DE ORO (VSS 03). 2003. Produced and directed by Titus Dos Remedios as a thesis project at the University of Rhode Island. A promotional documetary on the the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso,Texas. This exciting historical story of the founding of the Festival, its subsequent influence on AHCT and theSpanish Golden Age Theater Symposium, as well as its continued success through its outreach programs to schools in the El Paso area is dynamically told through interviews of Park Service officials, AHCT members, Chamizal audience, El Paso students, theater directors and actors. (30 min)
AHCT SYMPOSIUM 01 (VSS 05) El Paso, Texas. 2001. Denis Rafter. “REMOVING MASKS.”
AHCT SYMPOSIUM 01 (VSS 051) El Paso, Texas. 2001. Workshop by David Pasto. “MOVEMENTS FOR SPANISH GOLDEN AGE PRODUCTIONS: (OR HOW TO CURTSY, BOW AND WEAR FABULOUS CLOTHES).”
AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 03 (VSS 055) El Paso, Texas. 2003. A discussion with Director David Pasto and Translator Cathy Larson on the University of Oklahoma's production of Maria de Zayas's Friendship Betrayed.
AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY (VSS 056) El Paso, Texas. 2003. Michael H. discusses the Chamizal production of Spite for Spite.
AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 04 (VSS 057) El Paso, Texas. 2004. Donald Dietz, Sharon Voros, Matthew Stroud and Susan Paun de Garcia.
THE WORLD OF THE COMEDIA: PLAYHOUSES, AUDIENCES, PERFORMANCE, ACTORS, ECONOMICS. AHCT SYMPOSIUM PLENARY 06 (VSS 06) El Paso, Texas. 2006. A plenary presentation by John Jay Allen.
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