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Bill Irwin : clown prince

Author: Mark MannucciJeff FolmsbeeJac VenzaVanessa ProcopioScott SinklerAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©2004.
Series: Great performances
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Documentary on the career of clown, actor, playwright and director Bill Irwin. Features excerpts from his work, including stage pieces Largely New York, The regard of flight, Fool moon, The Harlequin studies, and Mr. Fox: a rumination. The clown tradition is examined, along with the influence of silent comedy on Irwin's work. Also includes interviews with Irwin himself as well as friends, colleagues and observers.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Television
Interviews
Named Person: Bill Irwin; Bill Irwin; Bill Irwin; Charlie Chaplin; Buster Keaton; Harold Lloyd; Brendan Fraser; Robin Williams; John Guare; James B Freydberg; Richard Schickel; Mel Gussow; Barry Edelstein; Wynn Handman; James Houghton; Geoff Hoyle
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mannucci; Jeff Folmsbee; Jac Venza; Vanessa Procopio; Scott Sinkler; Bill Irwin; Julie Taymor; Robin Williams; Brendan Fraser; John Guare; James B Freydberg; Richard Schickel; Mel Gussow; Barry Edelstein; Wynn Handman; James Houghton; Geoff Hoyle; Michael O'Connor; Doug Skinner; David Shiner; Paxton Whitehead; Meg Eginton; Leon Chesney; Steve Clemente; Charlie Chaplin; Buster Keaton; Harold Lloyd; Signature Theatre Company (New York, N.Y.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 164365573
Notes: Credits at end of program.
Credits: Edited by Vanessa Procopio ; director of photography, Scott Sinkler.
Performer(s): Interviews: Bill Irwin, Julie Taymor, Robin Williams, Brendan Fraser, John Guare, James Freydberg, Richard Schickel, Mel Gussow, Barry Edelstein, Wynn Handman, James Houghton, and Geoff Hoyle.
Performers in excerpts: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, Doug Skinner, David Shiner, Paxton Whitehead, Margaret Eginton, Leon Chesney, and Steve Clemente.
Archive footage: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on WNET, Channel 13, New York, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD).
Series Title: Great performances
Other Titles: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: produced and directed by Mark Mannucci ; executive producers, Jeff Folmsbee and Jac Venza ; produced in association with Signature Theatre Company ; produced for PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York.

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Documentary on the career of clown, actor, playwright and director Bill Irwin. Features excerpts from his work, including stage pieces Largely New York, The regard of flight, Fool moon, The Harlequin studies, and Mr. Fox: a rumination. The clown tradition is examined, along with the influence of silent comedy on Irwin's work. Also includes interviews with Irwin himself as well as friends, colleagues and observers.

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