Documentaries and factual works
|提及的人：||Tim Robbins; Marc Blitzstein; Orson Welles; Tim Robbins; Orson Welles|
Tim Robbins; Michael Kantor; Buddy Squires
|注意：||Copy of transcript available.
This interview is one of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
Time code on frame.
Contains various takes, at occasional brief intervals, audio continues without sound.
|制作人员：||Cameraman: Buddy Squires.|
|演员：||Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Tim Robbins.|
|活动注释：||Videotaped at Tim Robbins' residence in New York, N.Y. on February 11, 2002.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (VHS) (38 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.|
|其他题名：||Broadway, the American musical
Broadway film project :
|责任：||[directed by Michael Kantor].|
Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Actor, director, screenwriter, producer and political activist Tim Robbins speaks about the American theater, with emphasis on the Depression-era musical The cradle will rock, the subject of his eponymous 1999 film. Robbins discusses the Federal Theatre Project, a New Deal effort to fund theater and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. The FTP, headed by Hallie Flanagan was best known for a series of plays called Living Newspapers which addressed socially sensitive subjects, and these works soon drew criticism in Congress. Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, John Houseman, Martin Ritt, Elia Kazan, Marc Blitzstein, Arthur Arent and Abe Feder all became established, in part, through their work in the FTP. The organization was progressive in its belief in racial equality and featured integrated productions. Blitzstein, Houseman and Welles collaborated on the controversial FTP production of The Cradle Will Rock. One of the first to address problems in society, the musical concerned the efforts of the power elite to stomp out labor unrest at a steel mill. In an attempt to stop the production, government authories locked the theater, but Houseman and Welles presented the show anyway, in a spontaneous staging, at a theater uptown, Robbins explains. Robbins also discusses actors' failure to exercise their freedom of speech; government repression of artists and artistic expression; the wide ranging forms of the American musical; the redevelopment of Times Square; the limitless possibilities afforded by the musical theater; shows he saw as a child; and his view on the Disney Company production The lion king.
- Robbins, Tim, -- 1958- -- Interviews.
- Blitzstein, Marc. -- Cradle will rock.
- Welles, Orson, -- 1915-1985.
- Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Musical theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Musical theater -- Production and direction.
- Theater and society.
- Theater and state.
- Theater -- Censorship.
- Federal aid to the theater.
- Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
- Robbins, Tim, -- 1958-
- Cradle will rock (Blitzstein, Marc)
- Musical theater.
- New York (State) -- New York.
- New York (State) -- New York -- Broadway.