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The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. / Profile of Joseph Papp

Author: June MassellRobert MacNeilJoseph PappPeter Rosen Productions.WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: New York, ©1985.
Series: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Profile of theater impresario Joseph Papp on The MacNeil/Lehrer report, aired Channel 13, WNET-TV. Includes the history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and its free Shakespeare performances in Central Park; Papp's perseverence and independence as a producer; brief interviews with actors and other New York Shakespeare Festival personnel who discuss their feelings about Papp; his childhood use of New York City's  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; Robert MacNeil; Joseph Papp; Peter Rosen Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 56962644
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Television program taped off air. The profile of Joseph Papp begins at 48:39 and ends at 61:50. Segment is repeated beginning at 64:15 and ending at 77:15.
Performer(s): Correspondent: June Massell; anchorman: Jim MacNeil.
Event notes: Videotaped for WNET, New York, N.Y. at various locations in New York City relevant to the career of Joseph Papp. First broadcast on June 13, 1985 at 7:00 p.m.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (13 min.) : sd., col. ; SP ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: Joseph Papp : related television coverage,
June 13, 1985.
New York Shakespeare Festival : related television coverage,
June 13, 1985.
Ch. 13 The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. 6/13/85. Segment on Joseph Papp
Responsibility: a production of WNET/WETA and MacNeil/Lehrer Gannett Productions ; [produced by Peter Rosen Productions].

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Profile of theater impresario Joseph Papp on The MacNeil/Lehrer report, aired Channel 13, WNET-TV. Includes the history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and its free Shakespeare performances in Central Park; Papp's perseverence and independence as a producer; brief interviews with actors and other New York Shakespeare Festival personnel who discuss their feelings about Papp; his childhood use of New York City's parks and early development of an ear for Shakespearean language; his childhood, including his father's unemployment; themes addressed in the musical A chorus line; his feelings about his Jewish roots, including footage of Papp leading a Passover seder; the creation of the Public Theater in 1967; his willingness to take professional risks to produce plays with political messages, including footage of rehearsals of The normal heart by Larry Kramer, one of the first play to address the AIDS epidemic; Papp's role in launching the careers of many well known actors and playwrights; his unsuccessful fight to save two Broadway theaters from destruction; the quality of productions currently being staged on Broadway; a New York Shakespeare Festival program for schoolchildren; Papp as a theatrical showman, including footage of him singing Accentuate the positive.

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