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Joe Chaikin's life in the theatre

Author: Dee HenochJoseph ChaikinGary HenochLora HaysElizabeth SwadosAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Chaikin; Joseph Chaikin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: 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: 56811671
Notes: 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: 1 videodisc (43 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; stereo.
Other Titles: Joe Chaikin & American experimental theater
Joe Chaikin and American experimental theater
Joe Chaikin & experimental theatre
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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