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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Arthur Wellesley French.

Author: Arthur French; Larry Crowe; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Director and actor Arthur Wellesley French, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York City. Educated at Brooklyn College, French worked for New York City’s department of social services before studying with Lee Strasberg. French was a protégée of Maxwell Glanville, founder of The Dramatic Workshop; and, performed with Amiri Baraka's Black Arts Repertory Theater. In 1965, French appeared in Douglas Turner Ward's Day of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Arthur French
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur French; Larry Crowe; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150353
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2005 June 7.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 23 min., 5 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Arthur Wellesley French
Arthur Wellesley French

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Director and actor Arthur Wellesley French, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York City. Educated at Brooklyn College, French worked for New York City’s department of social services before studying with Lee Strasberg. French was a protégée of Maxwell Glanville, founder of The Dramatic Workshop; and, performed with Amiri Baraka's Black Arts Repertory Theater. In 1965, French appeared in Douglas Turner Ward's Day of Absence. An original member of the Negro Ensemble Company, French’s work includes roles from Death of a Salesman to Melvin Van Peebles' Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. French’s film credits have included Malcolm X Crooklyn, Round Midnight, 2 Days in New York, and Red Hook Summer. He directed Lungelo Mvusi's Just Won't, George Bernard Shaw's The Village Wooing, and Wole Soyinka's Strong Breed. French won an Obie in 1997, and has taught at Herbert Berghof Studio in New York.

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