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|Named Person:||Nick Bicat; James Coco; Colleen Dewhurst; Richard Dreyfuss; Barbara Gelb; Barbara Gelb; Lorraine Hansberry; Larry Kramer; Robert Nemiroff; William Shakespeare; George C Wolfe|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kathy Bates; Karen Baxter; Bruce Davison; Colleen Dewhurst; Richard Dreyfuss; Barbara Gelb; Lorraine Hansberry; George Hawkins; Robert Hooks; Stewart Klein; Jack Klugman; Larry Kramer; Charles Kuralt; Pia Lindstrom; Carol Martin; Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; Robert Nemiroff; Carlotta O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Joseph Papp; Estelle Parsons; Mandy Patinkin; Sidney Poitier; Tony Randall; Esther Rolle; Gene Shalit; David Sheehan; Liz Smith; David Speilberg; Susan L Taylor; Douglas Turner Ward; Richard Wesley; Bill Whitaker; Margaret B Wilkerson; George C Wolfe; Las Palmas Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.); University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre.
|Notes:||Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Segment one: Essence, the television program, aired New York City, Channel 4, February 8, 1987, 10:00 p.m. Host Susan Taylor introduces actor and producer Robert Hooks, who reports on the state of black theater in the United States. Particular focus on the Negro Ensemble Company and the Ensemble Theatre of Houston, as well as the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and Audelco, the Audience Development Committee. Discussion of the value of black theater in exploring issues of black identity, and of the need for increased audience and financial support for black theater from the black community. Brief interviews with Karen Baxter, arts administrator for the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and Audelco; George Hawkins, artistic director of the Ensemble Theatre; Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder and artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company; and playwright Richard Wesley. Brief performance footage from Ceremonies in dark old men; For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf; Louie and Ophelia; A lovesong for Miss Lydia; Meetings; The quest; A raisin in the sun; Roads of the mountain top; and Trials and tribulations of Staggerlee Booker T. Brown.
Segment two: CBS news Sunday morning, aired New York City, Channel 2, February 15, 1987, 9:00 a.m. Host Charles Kuralt introduces Bill Whitaker's report on the impact of Lorraine Hansberry's play A raisin in the sun. The report focuses on a professional production at the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, starring Esther Rolle. Brief interviews with Robert Nemiroff, Hansberry's ex-husband; scholar Margaret Wilkerson; playwright George C. Wolfe; and the castmembers portraying Walter and Ruth in the Chattanooga production. Nemiroff recounts the play's opening night on Broadway. Wolfe discusses a scene from his play The colored museum, titled The last mama on the couch, which satirizes Hansberry's play. Interview footage of Hansberry. Footage from the 1961 movie starring Sidney Poitier. Performance footage from the Chattanooga production.
Segment three: Live at five, aired New York City, Channel 4, February 25, 1987, 5:00 p.m. Liz Smith interviews actor Colleen Dewhurst and playwright Barbara Gelb about the production of My Gene at the Public Theater. Dewhurst plays Carlotta Monterey in this one-woman show about the wife of dramatist Eugene O'Neill.
Segment four: Live at five, aired New York City, February 27, 1987, 5:00 p.m. Stewart Klein eulogizes actor James Coco. Brief segments from interviews with actors Jack Klugman and Tony Randall and producer Joseph Papp. Performance footage from Little me and It's only a play, as well as footage from several of Coco's films.
Segment five: Channel five news, aired New York City, 10:00 p.m. Probable airdate between March 10-11, 1987. Stewart Klein reviews The knife at the Public Theater. Includes performance footage of stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Jenny) and Mandy Patinkin (Peter).
Segment six: News four New York, aired Channel 4, March 10, 1987, 10:00 p.m. Pia Lindstrom reviews The knife. Includes performance footage of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Mandy Patinkin.
Segment seven: The morning show, aired New York City, Channel 4, March 11, 1987, 8:00 a.m. Gene Shalit interviews Colleen Dewhurst about her role in My Gene.
Segment eight: The nine o'clock news, aired Los Angeles, between December 1985 and February 1986. Report on the production of Larry Kramer's play The normal heart at the Las Palmas Theatre in Los Angeles, which opened December 11, 1985. Brief performance footage of Kathy Bates (Dr. Emma Brookner), Bruce Davison (Felix Turner), Richard Dreyfuss (Ned Weeks), and David Spielberg (Ben Weeks).
Segment nine: Entertainment this week, aired Los Angeles, between December 1985 and February 1986. Report on the Los Angeles production of The normal heart. Interview with Richard Dreyfuss regarding his role and the issues of AIDS and homophobia raised by the play. Brief performance footage of Dreyfuss and David Spielberg.
Segment ten: Weekend magazine, aired KTTV, Los Angeles, between December 1985 and February 1986. Report on the Los Angeles production of The normal heart. Segments from interviews with Richard Dreyfuss and Larry Kramer. Brief performance footage of Kathy Bates, Bruce Davison, Dreyfuss, and David Spielberg.
Segment eleven: Channel four news nightside, aired Los Angeles, between December 1985 and February 1986. David Sheehan reports on the Los Angeles production of The normal heart. Brief performance footage of Kathy Bates, Bruce Davison, Richard Dreyfuss, and David Spielberg.
Segment twelve: Channel four news at five, aired Los Angeles, between December 1985 and January 1986. David Sheehan reports on the Los Angeles production of The normal heart. Segments from interview with Richard Dreyfuss. Brief performance footage of Kathy Bates, Bruce Davison, Dreyfuss, and David Spielberg.
Segment thirteen: CBS news, aired New York City, Channel 2, April 23, 1987, 5:00 p.m. Carol Martin reports on the celebration at the Belasco Theatre in honor of William Shakespeare's 423rd birthday. Discussion of the Belasco Project, also known as Shakespeare on Broadway for the Schools, in which the New York Shakespeare Festival offered free productions of Shakespeare by a multi-ethnic company of actors in free performances for New York City schoolchildren. Brief performance footage of Romeo and Juliet. Brief excerpt from interview with director Estelle Parsons.
|Description:||1 videocassette (61 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)|
|Series Title:||Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection|
- Bicat, Nick. -- Knife.
- Coco, James.
- Dewhurst, Colleen -- Interviews.
- Dreyfuss, Richard -- Interviews.
- Gelb, Barbara -- Interviews.
- Gelb, Barbara. -- My Gene.
- Hansberry, Lorraine, -- 1930-1965. -- Raisin in the sun.
- Kramer, Larry. -- Normal heart.
- Nemiroff, Robert -- Interviews.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.
- Wolfe, George C. -- Interviews.
- Audience Development Committee.
- Ensemble Theatre (Houston, Tex.)
- Frank Silvera Writers Workshop.
- Negro Ensemble Company.
- New York Shakespeare Festival. -- Belasco Project.
- New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
- AIDS (Disease)
- African American theater.
- Black theater.
- Homophobia -- United States.