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.