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Free for all : Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever told

Author: Kenneth Turan; Joseph Papp
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan takes you behind the scenes at the Public Theater and tells the amazing story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Turan; Joseph Papp
ISBN: 9780767931687 0767931688
OCLC Number: 276771409
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 592 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Backstory 1921-42 7 --
2 The Navy and the Actors' Lab 1942-49 26 --
3 Death of a Salesman, CBS, and Sean O'Casey 1950-52 42 --
4 Early Shakespeare: The Emmanuel Presbyterian Church 1953-56 59 --
5 The East River Park Amphitheater 1956 79 --
6 Shakespeare in Transition: The Mobile Unit, Central Park, and the Heckscher Theater 1957-59 99 --
7 HUAC and Robert Moses 1958-59 129 --
8 Shakespeare in the Park: The Delacorte Theater 152 --
9 The Public Theater 1966 173 --
10 Hair 1967 182 --
11 The Naked Hamlet 1967 198 --
12 No Place to Be Somebody 1969 207 --
13 The Happiness Cage 1970 221 --
14 Fund-raising, Fiscal Crisis, and the Buyback 228 --
15 Two Gentlemen of Verona 1971 244 --
16 David Rabe, Act I: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Sticks and Bones 1971-72 257 --
17 That Championship Season 1972 281 --
18 Much Ado About CBS and Lincoln Center 307 --
19 David Rabe, Act II: The Orphan and in the Boom Boom Room 1973 330 --
20 Short Eyes 1974 351 --
21 A Chorus Line 1975 366 --
22 The Leaf People and New American Playwrights 1975 393 --
23 David Rabe, Act III: Streamers 1976 407 --
24 for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf 1976 415 --
25 The End of Lincoln Center: Postmortem 426 --
26 Elizabeth Swados and Runaways 1978 434 --
27 I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road 1978 448 --
28 The Brotherhood, the Birthday Party, and Ballroom 1978 458 --
29 The Pirates of Penzance 1980 471 --
30 Sam Shepard and True West 1980 488 --
31 David Rabe, Act IV: Goose and Tomtom 1982 504 --
32 The Normal Heart 1985 516 --
33 The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1985 532 --
34 Aunt Dan and Lemon 1985 544.
Responsibility: Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp ; with the assistance of Gail Merrifield Papp.
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"Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan takes you behind the scenes at the Public Theater and tells the amazing story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history.

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