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Joseph Papp : related television coverage, [videorecording]

Title
Joseph Papp : related television coverage, November 8, 1985 to September 18, 1986 [videorecording]
Publication
New York ; Tallahassee, Florida, 1985-1986.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (61 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Advertising.
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
  • DVD
  • No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Segment one: Independent network news, aired Channel 11, November 8, 1985, 10:00 p.m. Morton Dean interviews Joseph Papp about the Mystery of Edwin Drood and about the troubled 1984-85 Broadway season. Papp speaks about the need for government subsidized theater and the creation of new audiences.
  • Segment two: Gateway to liberty, filmed September 25, 1985. Television commercial in which Joseph Papp speaks on the Bill of Rights.
  • Segment three: News night 27, Early edition, Channel 27, Tallahassee, Florida, October 1985. Report on Joseph Papp teaching at Florida State University's School of Theatre as the Maximillian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Eminent Scholar Chair in Theatre.
  • Segment four: News night 27, aired Channel 27, Tallahassee, Florida, October 1985. Report on Joseph Papp teaching at Florida State University.
  • Segment five: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 6, Tallahassee, Florida, October 1985. Report on Joseph Papp teaching at Florida State University.
  • Segment six: Name of show unknown, aired Channel 7, Tallahassee, Florida, October 1985. Report on Joseph Papp teaching at Florida State University. Brief segments from interviews with Papp and actor Raul Julia, who assisted Papp on the course.
  • Segment seven: Entertainment tonight, aired Channel 7, January 2, 1986, 7:30 p.m. Report on the nominees for Entertainment tonight's Person of the Year award, for which Joseph Papp was nominated. Includes brief performance footage from The mystery of Edwin Drood and A chorus line, and brief rehearsal footage from Measure for measure. Fellow nominees were playwrights Sam Shepard and Neil Simon, composer Stephen Sondheim, and actress Lily Tomlin. Includes brief performance footage of Biloxi blues, Follies, The odd couple, The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, and Sunday in the park with George; including performances by Matthew Broderick, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, and Lily Tomlin, among others.
  • Segment eight: News at five o'clock, aired Channel 2, January 20, 1986, 7:30 p.m. Jim Brady interviews Joseph Papp and Estelle Parsons about the New York Shakespeare Festival's Belasco Project, also known as Shakespeare on Broadway for the Schools; in which Parsons would direct a multi-ethnic company of actors in performances of Shakespeare for schoolchildren at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Papp speaks about the need for government subsidized theater and the creation of new audiences.
  • Segment nine: News at five o'clock, aired Channel 2, February 27, 1986, 5:00 p.m. Greg Jackson discusses the price of Broadway theater tickets on the segment The heart of the matter. Interviews with Joseph Papp and producer Bernard Jacobs of the Shubert Organization. Papp speaks about the need for government subsidized theater and the creation of new audiences. Brief segment from interview with actor Angela Bassett. Brief performance footage from Cats and Singin' in the rain.
  • Segment ten: Channel 13 pledge drive, aired March 6, 1986, 8:00 p.m. Joseph Papp's segments from the pledge drive during the broadcast of Almonds and raisins. He is interviewed about his life in an immigrant family and about the Yiddish theater and also makes appeals on behalf of the network.
  • Segment eleven: News, aired WNYC, Channel 31, March 11, 1986. Joseph Papp speaks in favor of the Gay Rights Bill at a New York City Council meeting. He supports his argument with a reading from Larry Kramer's play The normal heart, listing prominent gays throughout history.
  • Segment twelve: CBS news, aired Channel 2, June 2, 1986, 5:30 p.m. Report on the previous night's Tony Awards ceremony. Dennis Cunningham interviews Joseph Papp about The mystery of Edwin Drood, which won the award for best musical. Papp speaks on the need to create a new audience for Broadway, and his work in this area with Raul Julia and Estelle Parsons. Brief performance footage of Bernadette Peters in Song and dance and George Rose and the cast of Edwin Drood. Footage from the Tony Awards ceremony.
  • Segment thirteen: Good morning America, aired Channel 7, September 18, 1986, 7:00 a.m. David Hartman interviews Joseph Papp on the health of Broadway theater. Papp speaks on the need to create a new audience for Broadway and his efforts in that area through the Belasco Project.
Call Number
NCOX 5171
Title
Joseph Papp : related television coverage, November 8, 1985 to September 18, 1986 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York ; Tallahassee, Florida, 1985-1986.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection.
Summary
Compilation of television coverage related to the theatrical producer Joseph Papp. Thirteen segments from New York City and Tallahassee, Florida, aired November 8, 1985 to September 18, 1986.
Added Author
Bassett, Angela, interviewee.
Cunningham, Dennis (Dennis M.), interviewer.
Dean, Morton, interviewer.
Hartman, David, 1935- interviewee.
Holmes, Rupert. Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Jackson, Greg, interviewer.
Jacobs, Bernard B., 1916-1996, interviewee.
Julia, Raul, interviewee.
Kramer, Larry. Normal heart.
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, speaker.
Parsons, Estelle, speaker.
Rose, George, 1920-1988, performer.
Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017.
Simon, Neil.
Sondheim, Stephen.
Tomlin, Lily, actor.
New York (N.Y.). City Council.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Belasco Project.
Shubert Organization.
Added Title
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5171
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