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Inside Broadway. / Alec McCowen

Author: Alec McCowen; Michael Riedel; Susan Haskins; Stephen Ahern; Dies Irae Productions.
Publisher: New York, ©1993.
Series: Theater talk
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : English
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Alec McCowen discusses his 40-year career in the theater with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel. Best known for his classical roles including Shakespeare, the actor has worked in London and New York in such plays as Waiting for Godot, The misanthrope and Dancing at Lughnasa. McGowen expounds on his current role in the play Someone who'll watch over me by Frank McGuinness, and his work with actor Stephen Rea.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Talk shows
Television
Named Person: Alec McCowen; Alec McCowen; Alec McCowen; Frank McGuinness
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alec McCowen; Michael Riedel; Susan Haskins; Stephen Ahern; Dies Irae Productions.
OCLC Number: 181588526
Notes: Credits at end of tape.
This is episode #11 of Inside Broadway.
Performer(s): Interviewers: Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel.
Event notes: Videotaped at Vidlo Studios, New York, N.Y. in Jan. of 1993.
Description: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (28 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in.
Series Title: Theater talk
Responsibility: [produced by Susan Haskins] ; Dies Irae Productions ; director, Stephen Ahern.

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Alec McCowen discusses his 40-year career in the theater with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel. Best known for his classical roles including Shakespeare, the actor has worked in London and New York in such plays as Waiting for Godot, The misanthrope and Dancing at Lughnasa. McGowen expounds on his current role in the play Someone who'll watch over me by Frank McGuinness, and his work with actor Stephen Rea. McGowen speaks also about his interpretation of the Fool opposite Paul Scofield's King Lear in 1962; his admiration for comedian Jack Benny; and the creation of his one-man performance of the complete text of Saint Mark's Gospel in 1978; his family life and upbringing in Tunbridge Wells, England; his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; his arrival in the United States where he gained insight working with such performers as Ruth Gordon; and the Shakespearean roles he would like to perform.

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