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Shakespeare on Broadway : Belasco Theater opening and press conference [videorecording]

Title
Shakespeare on Broadway : Belasco Theater opening and press conference [videorecording] / [produced by] Newsday Video.
Publication
New York, 1987.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (16 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
Alternative Title
Shakespeare on Broadway, received 2/27/87, master
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Note
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • No credits on tape; title derived from label on original tape container.
Access (note)
  • Preservation pending. Appointment and tape transfer required before viewing.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped ca. Feb. 27, 1987, in New York City.
Call Number
NCOX 5322
Title
Shakespeare on Broadway : Belasco Theater opening and press conference [videorecording] / [produced by] Newsday Video.
Imprint
New York, 1987.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Access
Preservation pending. Appointment and tape transfer required before viewing.
Performer
Speakers (opening ceremony): Joseph Papp, Mayor Ed Koch, Nathan Quiñones, Robert M. Johnson.
Speakers (press conference): Mayor Ed Koch, Peter Goldmark, Robert M. Johnson, Robert Wagner Jr., Joseph Papp, Estelle Parsons.
Event
Videotaped ca. Feb. 27, 1987, in New York City.
Summary
Unedited video documentation of the opening ceremony and press conference related to Shakespeare on Broadway, also known as the Belasco Project. The project, initiated by Joseph Papp, offered free productions of Shakespeare by a multi-ethnic company of actors to over 200,000 secondary school students. The aim of the effort was to boost academic performance and ultimately develop a future constituency for the theater. Begun as partnership with the New York City Board of Education and the Shubert Theater, the project was also funded with a $500,000 grant from the Long Island newspaper Newsday. Tape begins abruptly as Papp makes a short opening speech in front of the Belasco Theater and then turns on its marquee lights. Afterwards Mayor Ed Koch, Board of Education Chancellor Nathan Quiñones and Newsday publisher Robert M. Johnson speak on the benefits and aims of the project. Tape cuts abruptly to a press conference in City Hall led by Koch. Times Mirror Company executive Peter Goldmark, President of the Board of Education Robert Wagner Jr., Papp and program director Estelle Parsons further discuss the origins, organization and possible outcomes of the educational effort.
Added Author
Papp, Joseph, speaker.
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013, speaker.
Quiñones, Nathan, speaker.
Johnson, Robert M., speaker.
Goldmark, Peter C, speaker.
Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1944-1993, speaker.
Parsons, Estelle, speaker.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Belasco Project.
Newsday, producer.
Added Title
Title on original tape container: Shakespeare on Broadway, received 2/27/87, master
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5322
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