Joe Papp: An American Life (Paperback)Helen Epstein (author)
Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 22/03/1996
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Self-made impresario, controversial producer, contentious champion of human rights and the First Amendment, founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and unquestionably the most dynamic force in American theatre in the last quarter century, Joseph Papp (1921-1991) changed forever America's cultural landscape. He was the first to demand and to provide,against enormous odds,free Shakespeare to the public, and the first to pioneer colourblind casting and minority-group theatre. He discovered and showcased at the Public theatre playwrights like David Rabe, John Guare, and Vaclav Havel directors like Michael Bennet and James Lapine actors like Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Denzel Washington and produced such classic American plays as Hair, Sticks and Bones, Streamers, The Normal Heart , and A Chorus Line, the longest running musical in Broadway history. Joe Papp offers readers a compassionate, unsparing portrait of a complex man who inspired both anger and admiration, but whose far-reaching impact on American theatre remains unsurpassed.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 479 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
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