WARHOLCAPOTE: A Non-Fiction Invention (Hardback)Rob Roth (author)
An enthralling play based on lost tapes between two cultural giants and friends—Andy Warhol and Truman Capote.
In 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided to write a Broadway play. Andy suggested that he record their private conversations over the period of a few months, and that these tapes would be the source material for the play. The tapes were then filed away and forgotten. Their play was never completed.
Now, award-winning director Rob Roth brings their vision to life after a years-long search to unearth the eighty hours of tapes between two of the most daring artists of postwar America. WARHOLCAPOTE, based on words actually spoken by the two men, is set in the ’70s and ’80s, toward the end of their close connection and not too long before their untimely deaths. Their special, complex friendship is captured by Roth with bracing intimacy as they discuss life, love, and art and everything in between. Every word in the play comes directly from these two 20th century geniuses. The structure of the conversations springs from Roth’s imagination.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 18 mm
PRAISE FOR WARHOLCAPOTE THE BOOK "Capote and Warhol fanatics will relish ‘hearing’ directly from the artists." —Publishers Weekly "A poignant drama about two influential yet fragile figures grappling with the 'very excruciating life' of an artist."—Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WARHOLCAPOTE "A sobering perspective on the toxic highs of celebrity."—New York Times "Astonishing...the play shines an incisive light on these two important American artists."—Broadway World "Delicious, gossipy and insightful. Fascinating and illuminating."—White Rhino Report "A taut meditation on art. A profound tenderness reverberates long after play's end."—Theatre Mania "The show certainly deserves to be famous far longer than Warhol's proclaimed 15 minutes."—Variety
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