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News4. / Interview with Joseph Papp

Author: Gabe PressmanJoseph PappBarbara RickHarry J McNeillCarl MooreAll authors
Publisher: New York, 1980.
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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Gabe Pressman interviews producer/director Joseph Papp for a News4 public affairs program. Program begins with footage of Morosco Theater being demolished. Papp discusses the demolition of the Morosco and Helen Hayes theaters, both Broadway houses; the development of the Portman Hotel and the future of Times Square and the theater district; his campaign, conducted from a suite at the nearby Picadilly Hotel, to save  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Television
Political and social views
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Robert Moses
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gabe Pressman; Joseph Papp; Barbara Rick; Harry J McNeill; Carl Moore; WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); National Broadcasting Company, inc.
OCLC Number: 56624106
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Program taped off air. Includes commercials. Papp interview begins at 2:20.
Performer(s): Interviewer: Gabe Pressman.
Event notes: First broadcast on WCBS-TV, New York, N.Y., March 28, 1982 at 12 noon.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: Gabe Pressman interviews Joseph Papp
News four.
Responsibility: a News4 Public Affairs presentation ; produced by Barbara Rick ; directed by Harry McNeill ; executive producer, Carl Moore.

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Gabe Pressman interviews producer/director Joseph Papp for a News4 public affairs program. Program begins with footage of Morosco Theater being demolished. Papp discusses the demolition of the Morosco and Helen Hayes theaters, both Broadway houses; the development of the Portman Hotel and the future of Times Square and the theater district; his campaign, conducted from a suite at the nearby Picadilly Hotel, to save the Broadway theaters and the future of similar activist efforts; the failure of the mayor and city institutions to safeguard cultural interests in allowing the destruction of the theaters; his fight with New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses during the 1950s over the performance of Shakespeare plays in city parks; the building of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; his financial versus critical success as a producer; his recent commitment to Israel and interest in connecting with his Jewish cultural and religius roots; his conflicts with various friends and associates, including playwrights; the sources of satisfaction in his career; and what he views as his major theatrical achievements.

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