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Omnibus #50

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Total length: 25:01

Dr. Kim Poppiti,assistant professor of drama and dance, discusses her research into 19th century hippodrama and the elaborate machinery invented to create the illusion of motion on stage. Before the introduction of cinema, hippodrama (plays with horses in them) was the public's choice for spectacular and elaborate action scenes. Kim describes her research into the stagecraft and machinery involved, as well as her use of U.S. patent images to uncover this forgotten aspect of theater history.
"...before people had experienced movies, it was just an amazing effect.
Dr. Kim Poppiti

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(Music Courtesy of the Podshow Podsafe Music Network)

  • 0:02 Introduction
    Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
  • 0:44 Interview
    Dr. Kim Poppiti, assistant professor of drama and dance
  • 22:35 50th Episode Celebration
Song: "Keep on Movin" by David Mansfield

 

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Last updated February 2, 2009 by Chris Kretz