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Joe Chaikin and American Experimental Theater

Author: Dee HenochJoseph ChaikinGary HenochLora HaysElizabeth SwadosAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Alexander Street Press, ©2006.
Series: Theatre in video.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : English
Database:WorldCat
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Documentary film about the life of Joe Chaikin, actor/director who was instrumental in the development of American experimental theater. Chaikin helped to establish the Open Theatre and the Living Theatre, acting troups that performed experimental works off Broadway. Includes commentary by playwrights Edward Albee, Sam Shepherd, Jean-Claude van Itallie, John Bellusco, and writer Susan Sontag. After a 1984 stroke  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Electronic videos
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Chaikin
Material Type: Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Henoch; Joseph Chaikin; Gary Henoch; Lora Hays; Elizabeth Swados; H & D Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 250862751
Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally released in 2003.
Credits: Director of photography, Gary Henoch ; editors, Lora Hays ... [et al.] ; music, Elizabeth Swados.
Performer(s): Appearances by Edward Albee, John Belluso, Ruona Bertaccini, Joseph Chaikin, Shami Chaikin, Charlotte Colavin, Bill Coco, Martha Wadsworth Coigney, Ronnie Gilbert, Bill Hart, Anita Hollander, Jim Houghton, Robert Hoyt, Jan Kissick, Peter Maloney, Barry Martin, Wayne Maugans, Clark Middeleton, Robert O'Neill, Ray Robertson, Sam Shepard, Susan Sontag, Deborah Stein, Ellen Stewart, Elizabeth Swados, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Mike Yani, Susan Yankowitz, Jonah Zeiger, Paul Zimet.
Description: Streaming video (42 min.)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Firefox 1.0 or higher, Macromedia Flash Player v.8 or higher, and a minimum of 400kbps of bandwidth.
Series Title: Theatre in video.
Responsibility: H & D Productions ; produced & directed by Dee Henoch.

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Documentary film about the life of Joe Chaikin, actor/director who was instrumental in the development of American experimental theater. Chaikin helped to establish the Open Theatre and the Living Theatre, acting troups that performed experimental works off Broadway. Includes commentary by playwrights Edward Albee, Sam Shepherd, Jean-Claude van Itallie, John Bellusco, and writer Susan Sontag. After a 1984 stroke left Chaikin unable to speak, he included seminal works by and about actors with disabilities in his theatrical productions.

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