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Pinnacle. / Profile of Joseph Papp

Author: Joseph Papp; David Sagar; Cable News Network.
Publisher: New York, 1986.
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 producer/director Joseph Papp for Pinnacle, aired CNN. Includes footage of Papp walking on Broadway and at the Public Theater; archival footage of Papp speaking before the New York City Council and leading a fight to save the Morosco and Helen Hayes theaters from destruction; photographs of Papp and his family and brief excerpts from the shows A chorus line and The mystery of Edwin Drood.
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Genre/Form: Television
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; Frank Rich; Gail Merrifield Papp; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Papp; David Sagar; Cable News Network.
OCLC Number: 57177806
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Credits at end of tape.
Television program taped off air. Includes commercials. Program begins at 14:00.
Event notes: Broadcast on Manhattan Cable TV, CNN-TV, on January 18, 1986 at 6:30 p.m.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (31 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,
January 18, 1986.
CNN Pinnacle program on Mr. Papp 1/18/86 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Responsibility: a presentation of CNN Business News ; produced and directed by David Sager.

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Profile of producer/director Joseph Papp for Pinnacle, aired CNN. Includes footage of Papp walking on Broadway and at the Public Theater; archival footage of Papp speaking before the New York City Council and leading a fight to save the Morosco and Helen Hayes theaters from destruction; photographs of Papp and his family and brief excerpts from the shows A chorus line and The mystery of Edwin Drood.

Discussion covers Papp's feelings about his ability to work in and have an influence on American theater; his fight to preserve two historic theaters on Broadway; what the city should do to protect Broadway from unchecked development; his views on his own power within the theater world; the formation of his first Shakespearean acting company based in a church in the East Village; his interest in producing free Shakespeare in the city's parks and in producing contemporary plays; his Orthodox Jewish upbringing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; his early interest in Shakespeare; his Jewish identity; his working relationship with his wife Gail Merrifield, director of play development at the Public Theater; his family life and its relationship to his work life; Shakespearean roles he would like to play; the power and influence of drama critics, including Frank Rich of The New York Times; his feelings about receiving a bad review for one of his shows; and how he would like to be remembered.

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