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Staging Historical Drama: As It Is In Heaven

This segment offers a behind-the-scenes look as the University of Kentucky Theatre Department prepares for a production of As It Is in Heaven, a play by Arlene Hutton about Shaker women at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, in the 1830s. In the segment, actors rehearse, and director Rhoda Gail Pollock and others discuss the challenges of portraying history onstage, how they work with others in the production, and how theater connects an audience with the past.

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