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Originally released by Creative Arts Television (Firm), 1976.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2016.
American Playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater: Introduction (3:18) -- The Mind of the Playwrights (2:08) -- "Jessie and the Bandit Queen" (2:49) -- Interview with Freeman (2:48) -- Belle's Character (3:36) -- Legend of Jesse James (2:32) -- Similarities between Men and Woman (2:24) -- Interview with Lamb (3:37) -- The American Dream (2:42) -- Constantly Watching (1:41) -- Encouraging Minorities (4:07) -- Brutal Characters (2:14) -- Family or Melodrama (2:38) -- Status Quo is Insane (2:26) -- Interview with Guare (3:45) -- Blaming the Parents (3:38) -- Conducive to Collaboration (3:24) -- Popular Theater (4:24) -- Credits: American Playwrights at Joseph Papp's Public Theater (0:36)
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An exploration of the goals and techniques of Joseph Papp's famous enterprise in New York City, The Public Theater, this program includes interviews with playwrights David Freeman, John Guare, and Myrna Lamb. It presents excerpts of their plays as finished productions or works in progress. The plays highlighted are David Freeman's Jessie and the Bandit Queen, John Guare's Rich and Famous, Myrna Lamb's Apple Pie. Papp and the writers discuss such issues as what attracts American playwrights, what they use as raw materials for their plots and characterizations, the role of women playwrights, and the persistence of the parent-child relationship as play material.
9 & up.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, December 16, 2016)
Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Films Media Group, film distributor.