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Author: Ralph LowensteinJoseph PappEstelle ParsonsMarian SeldesMichael SchearAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1983.
Series: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ralph Lowenstein talks with New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp. Papp discusses his idea to have American actors to perform Shakespeare; his development of an "approach" for Americans to do Shakespeare; the demands of Shakespeare on performers; his social and artistic objectives in founding the New York Shakespeare Festival; the early days of the Festival; the audience and its response to Shakespeare;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Estelle Parsons; Marian Seldes; Kevin Kline; William Shakespeare; Dario Fo
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Lowenstein; Joseph Papp; Estelle Parsons; Marian Seldes; Michael Schear; Angela A Thame; Kathleen S Shepherd; New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
OCLC Number: 85038119
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Credits on videotape.
Includes blank spaces intended for commercials.
Event notes: First broadcast WPIX-TV, Channel 11, New York, N.Y., July 27, 1983.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: New York New York, New York Shakespeare Festival with Joe Papp, Estelle Parsons, Marian Seldes
Responsibility: a WPIX presentation ; directed by Michael Schear ; produced by Angela A. Thame ; executive producer, Kathleen S. Shepherd.

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Ralph Lowenstein talks with New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp. Papp discusses his idea to have American actors to perform Shakespeare; his development of an "approach" for Americans to do Shakespeare; the demands of Shakespeare on performers; his social and artistic objectives in founding the New York Shakespeare Festival; the early days of the Festival; the audience and its response to Shakespeare; the activities of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater; his decision to begin producing non-Shakespearean plays at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; the current production of Shakespeare's Richard III and its lead actor Kevin Kline. Discussion resumes at 14. min. with actors Estelle Parsons and Marian Seldes. Parsons discusses her one-woman show at the Public Theater, Orgasmo Adulto escapes from the zoo, by Franca Rame and Dariel Fo; Papp's "courage" to stage the production despite its poor commercial viability; the authors; the play's themes of humor, women's sexuality and communism. Seldes discusses her experience working with British director Jane Howell in Richard III, currently at the Delacorte; her portrayal of the character Margaret.

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