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The MacNeil/Lehrer newshour. / Profile of Joseph Papp (rough cut)

Author: June MassellJoseph PappBernard B JacobsJessica TandyHume CronynAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1985.
Series: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rough cut of profile of theatrical producer Joseph Papp. Includes interviews with theater executive Bernard Jacobs, actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, playwright Larrry Kramer, Public Theater resident director Wilford Leach, and Gail Merrifield, head of play development at the Public Theater. Papp discusses his childhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; his views on the musical A chorus line; and developing an audience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Larry Kramer; Marvin Hamlisch
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: June Massell; Joseph Papp; Bernard B Jacobs; Jessica Tandy; Hume Cronyn; Larry Kramer; Wilford Leach; Gail Merrifield Papp; Peter Rosen Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 84656970
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
For completed program, see NCOX 5028.
Includes black spaces intended for station breaks.
Performer(s): Correspondent: June Massell.
Event notes: Completed program broadcast WNET-TV on June 13, 1985 at 7:00 p.m.
Description: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (15 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: Joe Papp, 5/12/85, rough cut, 16:00
Responsibility: a production of WNET/WETA and MacNeil/Lehrer Gannett Productions ; [produced by Peter Rosen Productions].

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Rough cut of profile of theatrical producer Joseph Papp. Includes interviews with theater executive Bernard Jacobs, actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, playwright Larrry Kramer, Public Theater resident director Wilford Leach, and Gail Merrifield, head of play development at the Public Theater. Papp discusses his childhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; his views on the musical A chorus line; and developing an audience for the theater among New York City's schoolchildren. Narrative discussion includes Papp's creation of the Public Theater in 1967; Papp's role in launching the careers of many well-known actors and playwrights; his decision to produce The normal heart, a controversial play about the AIDS health crisis; his unsuccessful fight to save two Broadway theaters from destruction; and Papp as a theatrical showman. Includes depiction of a meeting with Gail Merrifield Papp; Papp leading Passover seder with his family; rehearsals of The normal heart; Papp rehearsing a song he plans to sing at a benefit performance.

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