RT Generic DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 85038119 LA English T1 New York New York. A1 Lowenstein, Ralph., Papp, Joseph., Parsons, Estelle., Seldes, Marian., Schear, Michael., Thame, Angela A., Shepherd, Kathleen S., New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater., PP New York YR 1983 AB 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.