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|Named Person:||Joseph Papp; Marvin Hamlisch; Galt MacDermot; Arthur Sullivan, Sir; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph Papp; London Weekend Television (Firm); ITV (Firm)
|Notes:||No credits on tape. Tape contains only the first half of the program featuring segment with Joseph Papp.|
|Event notes:||First broadcast in the U.K. over the ITV network on May 9, 1982.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.) : sd., col. and b&w SP ; 1/2 in.|
|Series Title:||Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection|
|Other Titles:||Joseph Papp on the South Bank show
South Bank show (Television program)
|Responsibility:||A London Weekend Television program for ITV.|
Papp speaks about his first shows at the East River amphitheater; his production of Shakespeare plays during the 1950s and construction of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; his administrative and fundraising skills and his belief that admission to Shakespeare's plays should be free; the subsidization of the theater and its importance to the educational life of the city; his interest in contemporary plays and the acquisition of the former Astor Library on Lafayette St.; its opening as the new Public Theater with the rock musical, Hair; the development of Hair and its expression of contemporary attitudes; the origins of the musical A chorus line at the Public Theater and its expression of social values; his decision to revive the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The pirates of Penzance; the state of the American theater today, in contrast to theater during the 1960s and 70s; and his ongoing concern with addressing contemporary issues via the plays he produces.
- Papp, Joseph -- Interviews.
- Hamlisch, Marvin. -- A chorus line.
- MacDermot, Galt. -- Hair.
- Sullivan, Arthur, -- Sir, -- 1842-1900. -- Pirates of Penzance.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 20th century.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Language.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Appreciation.
- New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
- Theatrical producers and directors -- Interviews.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.