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Tennessee Williams : Orpheus of the American stage

Author: Catherine TatgeMerrill BrockwaySusan LacyGirish BhargavaJerry PantzerAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©1994.
Series: American masters
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on the life and career of playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), featuring interviews with many of his friends and associates as well as theater critics and historians. Includes archival excerpts of scenes from Williams' plays. Sequences from The two-character play, featuring Sam Waterston and Joanna Miles, and Small craft warnings, with Reed Birney, were staged for this program.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Interviews
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Kim Hunter; Donald Windham; Gore Vidal; Charles Bowden; Paula Lawrence; Edward Albee; William J Smith; Jim Parrott; Elaine A Steinbeck; Frank Corsaro; Robert Sanford Brustein; Maureen Stapleton; Maria St Just
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Tatge; Merrill Brockway; Susan Lacy; Girish Bhargava; Jerry Pantzer; John Adams; Frank Langella; Sam Waterston; Joanna Miles; Reed Birney; Kim Hunter; Donald Windham; Gore Vidal; Charles Bowden; Paula Lawrence; Edward Albee; William J Smith; Jim Parrott; Elaine A Steinbeck; Frank Corsaro; Robert Sanford Brustein; Maureen Stapleton; Maria St Just; Brooks Haxton; International Cultural Programming, Inc.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 78032267
Notes: Credits at end of tape.
Performers (archival footage): Katharine Hepburn, Joanne Woodward, Burt Lancaster, Anna Magnani, Martin Sheen, Albert Dekker, Eli Wallach, Karl Malden, Caroll Baker, Burl Ives, Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Natasha Richardson, Maggie Smith, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sue Lyon, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Cyril Delevanti.
Credits: Edited by Girish Bhargava ; director of photography, Jerry Pantzer ; music supervisor, John Adams.
Performer(s): Narrator: Frank Langella.
Interviews: Kim Hunter, Donald Windham, Gore Vidal, Charles Bowden, Paula Lawrence, Edward Albee, William J. Smith, Jim Parrott, Elaine Steinbeck, Frank Corsaro, Robert Brustein, Maureen Stapleton, and Maria St. Just.
Performers: Joanna Miles, Sam Waterston, and Reed Birney.
Description: 2 videocassettes (100 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Series Title: American masters
Other Titles: American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: A co-production of International Cultural Programming and Thirteen/WNET in New York ; produced by Catherine Tatge and Merrill Brockway ; executive producers, Catherine Tatge and Susan Lacy ; written by Brooks Haxton ; directed by Merrill Brockway.

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Documentary on the life and career of playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), featuring interviews with many of his friends and associates as well as theater critics and historians. Includes archival excerpts of scenes from Williams' plays. Sequences from The two-character play, featuring Sam Waterston and Joanna Miles, and Small craft warnings, with Reed Birney, were staged for this program.

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