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Capotorto, Carl 1959-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 535 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Humor 
Roles: Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN2287.C263, 792.028092
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Publications about Carl Capotorto
Publications by Carl Capotorto
Most widely held works about Carl Capotorto
 
Most widely held works by Carl Capotorto
Fired by Annabelle Gurwitch( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Actors are never fired -- they leave for medical reasons or the old stand-by "creative differences." After her role in a Woody Allen play was "rethought," Gurwitch was devastated. Then she got funny. She and fellow show-biz veterans share stories in a series of monologues full of hilarious mistakes and misadventures audiences crave
Mac by John Turturro( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Three brothers in a volatile Italian-American family struggle to scrape together enough money to start their own business in Queens, New York, in the 1950s
Fired ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Actors are never fired -- they leave for medical reasons, or the old standby "creative differences." After her role in a Woody ALlen play was "rethought", Gurwitch was devastated. Then she got funny. She and fellow show-biz veterans share stories in a series of monologues full of hilarious mistakes and misadventures which happen on the job
Mac : [press kit] ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Press kit includes 1 pamphlet and 3 photographs
A Child's tale by Carl Capotorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
THE SUICIDE CLUB ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The tarot : an overview of the deck and its relevance to the dramatist by Carl Capotorto( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Twisted head : an Italian-American memoir by Carl Capotorto( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
What's in a name' For Carl Capotorto, everything is in a name. The literal translation from Italian to English of Capotorto is "twisted head." This is no accident. Carl grew up in the Bronx in the 1960s and '70s with the Mangialardis ("eat fat") and Mrs. Sabella ("so beautiful"), incessant fryers and a dolled-up glamour queen. Carl's father, Philip Vito Capotorto, was the obsessive, tyrannical head of the family--"I'm not your friend, I'm the father" was a common refrain in their household. The father ran Cappi's Pizza and Sangwheech Shoppe, whose motto was "We Don't Spel Good, Just Cook Nice." It was a time of great upheaval in the Bronx, and Carl's father was right in the middle of it, if not the cause of it, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering mother. Twisted Head is the comedic story of a hardscrabble, working-class family's life that represents the real legacy of Italian-Americans--labor, not crime. It is also the poignant memoir of the author's struggle to become himself in a world that demanded he act like someone else. Tragic and funny in equal measure, Carl's story is propelled by a cast of only-in-New-York characters: customers at the family pizza shop, public school teachers, nuns and priests at church, shop owners and merchants--all wildly entertaining and sometimes frightening. Somewhere in all the rage and madness that surrounded Carl in his youth, he found the bottom line: he loved his family, but he had to let them go. Twisted Head is an exorcism of sorts. With plenty of laughs
 
Languages
English (16)
Spanish (2)
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