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Author: Simon Gray; Michael Riedel; Susan Haskins; Theater Talk Productions, Inc.
Publisher: New York, ©2006.
Series: Theater talk
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Playwright Simon Gray discusses the Broadway revival of his 1971 play Butley with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Gray compares the performance of Alan Bates, who played the title role in the original stage production and film version, with that of Nathan Lane, who stars in the revival. Gray also discusses his writing process, his struggle with alcoholism, the impact of drinking on his work, and his working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Talk shows
Television
Named Person: Simon Gray; Simon Gray; Alan Bates; Nathan Lane; Harold Pinter
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gray; Michael Riedel; Susan Haskins; Theater Talk Productions, Inc.
OCLC Number: 299599465
Notes: Credits at end of tape.
Cast: Interviewers: Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins.
Event notes: Videotaped in the CUNY-TV studios at the Graduate School & University Center/CUNY, New York, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2006.
Description: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Series Title: Theater talk
Responsibility: [produced by] Susan Haskins, Theater Talk Productions, Inc. ; director, Adam Walker.

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Playwright Simon Gray discusses the Broadway revival of his 1971 play Butley with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Gray compares the performance of Alan Bates, who played the title role in the original stage production and film version, with that of Nathan Lane, who stars in the revival. Gray also discusses his writing process, his struggle with alcoholism, the impact of drinking on his work, and his working relationship with Harold Pinter, who directed several of his plays.

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