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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (raw video footage)

Author: Gary IndianaJack SmithRon VawterGreg MehrtenClay ShirkyAll authors
Publisher: London, 1993?
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Backstage video, originally made for film director Jonathan Demme, documenting a performance of Ron Vawter's performance piece Roy Cohn/Jack Smith. At the time this tape was made, Demme was preparing to produce a film version of the piece. Vawter addresses comments to Demme throughout the video. The video begins with behind-the-scenes footage of Vawter and various others engaged in preparation for the show, then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Documentaries and factual works
Videos
Named Person: Roy M Cohn; Jack Smith; Ron Vawter; Ron Vawter; Jonathan Demme
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Indiana; Jack Smith; Ron Vawter; Greg Mehrten; Clay Shirky; Marianne Weems
OCLC Number: 79469133
Notes: No credits on tape.
Video quality is erratic.
A videorecording of the New York production of this play, taped by the Wooster Group at the Performing Garage on June 3, 1992, is available on NCOV 1129. An earlier version of the play, taped in Columbus, Ohio, in February of 1992, is available on NCOV 2629.
Performer(s): Featuring Ron Vawter.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, probably in July of 1993.
Description: 3 videocassettes (VHS) (249 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Jonathan Demme presents a Good Machine production Roy Cohn/Jack Smith
Responsibility: Conceived and performed by Ron Vawter ; co-created by Gregory Mehrten, Clay Shirky, Ron Vawter and Marianne Weems ; "Roy Cohn" written by Gary Indiana ; "Jack Smith" written by Jack Smith.

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Backstage video, originally made for film director Jonathan Demme, documenting a performance of Ron Vawter's performance piece Roy Cohn/Jack Smith. At the time this tape was made, Demme was preparing to produce a film version of the piece. Vawter addresses comments to Demme throughout the video. The video begins with behind-the-scenes footage of Vawter and various others engaged in preparation for the show, then depicts the play in its entirety. After the performance there is a question and answer session with the audience.

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