An oral history interview with Robert ("Bobby") Lewis / recording and transcript. 1991 May 29 (Archival material, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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An oral history interview with Robert ("Bobby") Lewis / recording and transcript. 1991 May 29

Author: Robert Lewis; Peggy Meyer Sherry
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English : [Reference copy]
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Lewis recalls Kurt Weill's lectures on "Sprechstimme" to Group Theatre members at their summer retreat in Nichols, Conn., in 1936; discusses the Group Theatre's theory and practice (and their collisions); criticizes Lee Strasberg's direction of Johnny Johnson; evaluates the relative merits of the book and score of the musical; and examines Brecht's influence on Weill's American period and on later Broadway  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
History
Named Person: Phoebe Brand Carnovsky; Bertolt Brecht; Robert Sanford Brustein; Harold Clurman; Russell Collins; Cheryl Crawford; Agnes De Mille; Lehman Engel; Paul Green; Lotte Lenya; Sanford Meisner; Clifford Odets; Lee Strasberg; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; Robert Sanford Brustein; Harold Clurman; Russell Collins; Cheryl Crawford; Agnes De Mille; Lehman Engel; Paul Green; Sanford Meisner; Clifford Odets; Lee Strasberg; Kurt Weill
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lewis; Peggy Meyer Sherry
OCLC Number: 122536427
Notes: Includes biographical note, abstract, and name-title index.
Description: 1 transcript (23 pages) ; 28 cm 1 audiocassette (approximately 75 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo
Responsibility: conducted by Peggy Meyer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City,

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Lewis recalls Kurt Weill's lectures on "Sprechstimme" to Group Theatre members at their summer retreat in Nichols, Conn., in 1936; discusses the Group Theatre's theory and practice (and their collisions); criticizes Lee Strasberg's direction of Johnny Johnson; evaluates the relative merits of the book and score of the musical; and examines Brecht's influence on Weill's American period and on later Broadway composers. Discussion relates to Phoebe Brand, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Brustein, Harold Clurman, Russell Collins, Cheryl Crawford, Agnes de Mille, Lehman Engel, Paul Green, Lotte Lenya, Sandy Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Clifford Odets, and Kurt Weill.

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