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If you missed the CBT’s spring 2017 production of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy The Busy Body, you can now see key scenes and learn more about the making of the play in an open-source documentary, produced by UT Office of Communications and Marketing and available on the Department of Theatre‚Äôs website.

The documentary features 15 minutes of footage from the show interspersed with interviews with the cast and crew of the production. It explores the significant contributions of women writers on the 18th-century stage, what played in colonial American theatres, and the distinctive acting and movement styles of the period, which are rarely seen today. The documentary is a joint production of the Department of Theatre, UT Office of Communications and Marketing, Experience Learning, and the journal Restoration.

Watch the documentary on the Department of Theatre’s website.