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Croyden, Margaret

Works: 62 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 5,958 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Cultural television programs  Music  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Host, Commentator, Speaker, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: AE5, 792.0904
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Publications about Margaret Croyden
Publications by Margaret Croyden
Publications by Margaret Croyden, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Margaret Croyden
Most widely held works by Margaret Croyden
Lunatics, lovers, and poets; the contemporary experimental theatre by Margaret Croyden( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Peter Brook, 1970-2000 by Margaret Croyden( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
"Peter Brook is one of the giants of twentieth-century theater, a unique creative genius who, through his groundbreaking productions of King Lear, Marat/Sade, a Midsummer Night's Dream, and especially The Mahabharata, has virtually reinvented the way actors and directors think about theater. Margaret Croyden has followed Peter Brook's career from 1970 to the present, gaining unparalleled perspective on the evolution of his work. Throughout the interview in this book, she uses that knowledge to elicit from Peter Brook some of his most insightful thoughts and deepest feelings about theater and the world."--Jacket
Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir by Theodore Mann( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
"In 1950 a group of players migrated down out of the cold of Woodstock, New York, to an abandoned Greenwich Village nightclub. All they wanted to do was start up a theatre in New York City. What they did was ignite a cultural explosion." "The old Broadway was dying. Its core audience was moving out to the new suburbs. Circle in the Square put an ad in the paper for actors and started presenting classic American and European plays, as well as ambitious original productions. It was pure suicide. At first, the people on stage outnumbered those in the seats, and the police tried to close them down." "And then the first miracle occurred. Geraldine Page showed up; Jose Quintero directed her in a nearly forgotten Tennessee Williams play, Summer and Smoke; and Brooks Atkinson gave it a super rave in the New York Times. The box office was mobbed. Off-Broadway was born, and a new kind of theatre had come to America - passionate, literate, and risky." "Not that it got any easier. Through the decades, Theodore Mann has kept Circle in the Square alive by leaping from the precipice of one hit to another, taking on every task from stoking a dilapidated furnace to directing Tony Award-winning productions. In the process Mann has helped restore the reputation of one of our greatest playwrights, Eugene O'Neill, first with a landmark revival of The Iceman Cometh and then with the American premiere of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Mann's own long journey has been inextricably linked with O'Neill, and he presents here some extremely significant, previously unreported aspects of the O'Neill saga." "Here is Theodore Mann's own account of the theatrical and cultural revolution that is Circle in the Square. If you ever wondered how off-Broadway came to be (and how it ever managed to survive), this is the tale to read."--Jacket
Jerzy Grotowski by Merril Brockway( visu )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and French and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Grotowski, the director of the Polish Lab Theater, discusses the relationship between director and actor, a playwright's function, and the idea of his "poor" theater that renounces everything not essential to the work
Three Greek plays ( visu )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. Ellen Stewart, founder and guiding spirit of La Mama speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Peter Brook conversations about theater by Peter Brook( visu )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Margaret Croyden's interview with Peter Brook after he returned from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors
Strasberg on acting ( visu )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Lee Strasberg, director of the Actors Studio, is interviewed about his career, the actors he has taught, and his ideas about acting, including Method acting
American playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater ( visu )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Explores the goals and techniques of Papp's famous Public Theater in New York. Croyden, Papp and various writers discuss issues such as plot development, the role of women playwrights, and the persistence of parent-child relationships as play material
The Body speaks exercises of the Theater Laboratory of Wroclaw ( visu )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Ryszard Cieslak, leading actor of Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theater, demonstrates and discusses the exercises he and Grotowski have developed for using the body in acting
Andrei Serban at work ( visu )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Profile of theater director Andrei Serban, including conversation with Croyden and reflections on Serban by Joseph Papp and Ellen Stewart. Filmed excerpts of Serban's productions are included
Irene Worth actress ( visu )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Actress Irene Worth, interviewed by Margaret Croyden, recites a Shakespeare sonnet, a scene from the Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot, and a scene from The Way of the World by Congreve
Jerzy Grotowski, 1973 interview ( visu )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The Polish Laboratory Theater is a powerful new dramatic force. This program gives its director a chance to speak his mind
The Open Theater "Fable" : with actors from the Open Theater ( visu )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
This program examines approaches to acting through experiments with the voice and the body. It features members of the Open Theater ensemble in an excerpt from their production "Fable", an interview with director, Andre Gregory and scenes with voice coach Kristin Linklater working with students in innovative acting exercises
Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal ( visu )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
"The experimental Belgian theater group Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal presents two of their creations: 'Real-reel' and 'Tramp'. These performances are accompanied by commentary by theater writer Margaret Croyden. ... Underlying the experimental nature of this theater is an attempt to present meaning without plot, and to provide a language with little verbal communication. ... It is a theater of inventions and movements."--Container
Ọba koso the Yoruba musical ( visu )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in Yoruba and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A filmed performance of Oba Koso, a musical drama (drumming, singing, dancing) of the Yoruba people, the largest ethnic group in western Nigeria. Oba Kosa, which translates "The King did not hang," is one of the most popular folk legends of Nigeria, and tells the story of a king who struggles against armed rivals and magicians and is finally transformed into a god
I ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal is a highly experimental Belgian theater group specializing in non-verbal or multi-language pieces. Anne West is seen in a solo tour de force dancing and talking with a set of portable sculptures by Olivier Strebelle. The production is titled I and the text, half-French and half-English, is by Frederic Baal. Commentary by theater critic Margaret Croyden
Andrei Serban's The Trojan women ( visu )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Theater Laboratoire Vicinal ( visu )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
In the shadow of the flame : three journeys by Margaret Croyden( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Camera three ( visu )
26 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Real-reel" is an experimental theater work of the avant garde Belgian group Theater Laboratoire Vicinal. On this program the work is performed, with commentary by Margaret Croyden. Underlying the experimental nature of this two-man performance is an attempt to present meaning without plot, and to provide a language with little verbal communication
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