|Winner of several coveted Obie Awards, Tintypes is a treasure chest of popular tunes from the time when sheet music was king. In this unique play, the five-actor cast portrays a myriad of character types drawn from American society during the age of Ragtime, including historic personalities Teddy Roosevelt, Emma Goldman and Anna Held. Through song and music, Tintypes evokes the emotions of pride, nostalgia, suffering and optimism felt by Americans at the start of the last century.|
Editor's NoteThere was a time before rock & roll encroached on the public consciousness and blew many other musical forms away to the sidelines. That time saw sheet music ruling the roost, with many youngsters clamoring to get their hands on the latest batch of sheet music--a behavior that was mirrored in subsequent years as the seven inch single became the object du jour for America's youth. This film from Ken Butler received several Obie Awards, and takes viewers on a nostalgic trip back to the early days of the 20th century.