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Interview with Jane Alexander

Author: Jane AlexanderMargaret CroydenBetty L CorwinLeague of Professional Theatre Women.Character Generators/Video.All authors
Publisher: New York, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Actor and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander discusses her career, beginning with her lifelong interest in theatre, her education, and her early professional experiences, including Howard Sackler's play The great white hope, in which she co-starred with James Earl Jones, and the television mini-series Eleanor and Franklin, in which she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt. Ms. Alexander  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Drama
Named Person: Jane Alexander; Howard Sackler; James Earl Jones; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Alexander; Margaret Croyden; Betty L Corwin; League of Professional Theatre Women.; Character Generators/Video.; New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
OCLC Number: 51444703
Notes: Interview conducted at a meeting of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Introductory remarks are made by several speakers.
Due to an audio malfunction, there is no sound during the first 30 seconds of the second cassette, during the opening of the question and answer session.
Performer(s): Interviewed by Margaret Croyden.
Event notes: Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the Signature Theatre Company, New York, N.Y., May 19, 1999.
Description: 2 videocassettes (72 min.) : sound, color NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Responsibility: [video prod. company, Character Generators ; video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.

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Actor and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander discusses her career, beginning with her lifelong interest in theatre, her education, and her early professional experiences, including Howard Sackler's play The great white hope, in which she co-starred with James Earl Jones, and the television mini-series Eleanor and Franklin, in which she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt. Ms. Alexander discusses at length her 1993-7 tenure at the National Endowment for the Arts, and also touches on the related issues of arts funding, the possible establishment of a national theater, and the potential for women to hold high governmental positions. A question and answer session follows the discussion.

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