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  • Bloody Bess, Part III

    Bloody Bess, Part III

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice. Continue reading

  • Bloody Bess, Part I

    Bloody Bess, Part I

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice. Continue reading

  • Bloody Bess, Part II

    Bloody Bess, Part II

    This tape features footage from a 1974 performance of “Bloody Bess,” produced by the Organic Theater Company in Chicago and performed at the Uptown Center Hull House Theater. The play was conceived by Stuart Gordon and written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. It tells the story of Elizabeth Presberty, daughter of the Governor of the island of Tobago. After being taken prisoner by a group of pirates, she returns home to face betrayal and the murder of her family members. She eventually transforms herself into Bloody Bess, a rugged pirate captain out to bring those who have done her wrong to justice. Continue reading

  • Video Notes

    In Video Notes, left by Anda Korsts and compiled by Tom Weinberg, Korsts grapples with her experiences as a formal news reporter and her perception of this format as unsuitable for portraying subtleties. Korsts explains the possibilities offered by portable video and why she feels it is the only suitable medium for journalism that gets at the truth. Continue reading

  • It’s a Living: When I Was A Worker Like LaVerne

    It’s a Living: When I Was A Worker Like LaVerne

    A documentary about a day in the life of a Sears mail order catalog facility in Chicago, where the disconnect between workers and management is striking. The management seems to be entirely white and male, while the workers are black and female. The tape was produced as part of the “It’s a Living” series of videos on working in America. Continue reading

  • [It’s A Living raw #20]

    [It’s A Living raw #20]

    Raw footage from “It’s a Living,” the 1975 documentary inspired by the Studs Terkel book “Working.” This tape features Terkel interviewed in his office at Chicago’s WFMT radio station. Continue reading

  • [It’s A Living raw #18]

    [It’s A Living raw #18]

    Raw footage for “It’s a Living.” Studs Terkel at WFMT, in the street, and at Riccardo’s restaurant. Continue reading

  • [It’s A Living raw #17]

    [It’s A Living raw #17]

    Raw footage for “It’s a Living.” Studs Terkel is interviewed in the sound booth at WFMT. Continue reading

 
 
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