Program
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening
Producing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Contributing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
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Program Description
"Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening Kate Chopin scandalized the 19th century and triggered a revolution in the 20th. She set her stories in New Orleans, and in the bayous and backwoods of Louisiana'a lush Creole world that awakened desire and longings for freedom. Lost for over half a century, her fiction has been unearthed and rediscovered for our time. Louisiana Public Broadcasting's newest cultural documentary looks at the life and works of author Kate Chopin, who lived in and wrote about French Creole Louisiana in the late 19th century. She is most famous for her work 'The Awakening,' a novel that shocked the Victorian establishment with its frank story of a woman who put herself as an individual above her roles as wife and mother. Actress Kelly McGillis ('Witness') narrates this documentary, which also features dramatic readings by actress JoBeth Williams ('The Big Chill')."--1998 Peabody Awards entry form.
Description
This program revisits the life and work of renowned 19th-century Louisiana author Kate Chopin, best known for her novel "The Awakening." Actress Kelly McGillis (Witness) narrates; actress JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill) reads passages from Chopin's fiction. Nearly all of Chopin's works are set in the areas around New Orleans, Grand Isle and Natchitoches, and provide a window into Louisiana life near the turn of the century. Her early stories were well received nationally and earned her literary fame as a "local colorist." However, "The Awakening," published in 1899, drew a storm of criticism for its "shocking, morbid and vulgar" story, which ends in the heroine's suicide. The novel quickly went out of print and was resurrected only in the 1950s, when members of the growing women's movement recognized its importance. Today, "The Awakening" is among the five most-read American novels in colleges and universities.
Broadcast Date
1998-08-23
Created Date
1998
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:30:21.253
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Credits
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Editor: Ward, Randy
Photographer: Fortenberry, Rex Q.
Producer: McDowell, Lucille
Producer: Laudun, Tika
Producing Organization: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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Citations
Chicago: “Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening,” 1998-08-23, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-58bg87rx.
MLA: “Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening.” 1998-08-23. Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-58bg87rx>.
APA: Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening. Boston, MA: Louisiana Public Broadcasting, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-58bg87rx