Girl writing on piece of paper. Several shots of actors dressed in bear skins demonstrating how prehistoric man wrote on slabs of stone. Several shots of actors dressed as ancient Egyptians demonstrating how the ancient Egyptians wrote with a reed. Cartoon illustrating how the reed...
Short segment featuring the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Demonstration of how an actor uses make-up to transform himself into a villain.
The technique of glass portraiture is demonstrated - Mr Sparrow makes a portrait of Barbara Hoffe.
Women model Mantillas and Spanish traditional shawls.
Good shots of theatre audience and backstage scenes including actors and theatre staff.
Short section of material about a miniature pony.
Footage of Doris Keen and Ellen Terry.
Very cute footage of primary school children rehearsing for their nativity play.