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Alexander Street Press Announces Dramatists Guild Fund’s ‘The Legacy Project’

Posted Sep 9, 2011
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Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, has announced the addition of The Dramatists Guild Fund's new interview series, The Legacy Project, to its catalogue of video titles.

The Legacy Project, acquired by Filmakers Library, is an intimate portrait of legendary American dramatists through interviews conducted by emerging playwrights.

The series, featuring conversations with ten eminent writers of American theatre-including Stephen Sondheim, Lanford Wilson and John Kander-is currently available for purchase as a 10 DVD box set. Later in the year, the collection will also be available online in streaming video through Alexander Street's Academic Video Online Store at

When the online access launches later this year, educators will be able to assign the Legacy Project interviews to students to watch as easily as they assign texts for reading. Delivering video using this new medium means that the series will reach a wider audience and be that much more useful for teaching and research.

The Legacy Project series will also eventually be available to subscribing libraries and educational institutions through Alexander Street's Theatre in Video collection. Theatre in Video is an online collection containing more than 250 of the world's most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries.

The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity division of the Dramatists Guild of America, an association that has acted as a public advocate for dramatists for over 80 years.

A preview of the series is available on the Alexander Street YouTube channel. For more information on The Legacy Project or to order the DVD set, visit Qualified faculty and library staff may request trial access and pricing information for Theatre in Video by emailing

Source: Alexander Street Press,

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