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A documentary that chronicles the Clarence Brown Theatre’s spring production of The Busy Body will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5.

Viewers will see key scenes and learn more about the making of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy.

The open-source documentary features 15 minutes of footage from the production interspersed with interviews with the cast and crew. It explores the significant contributions of women writers on the 18th-century stage, what played in colonial American theaters, and the distinctive acting and movement styles of the period, which are rarely seen today.

The documentary is a joint production of UT’s Department of Theatre, Office of Communications and Marketing, and Experience Learning, along with the journal Restoration.

Watch The Busy Body documentary on the Department of Theatre’s website.