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New York Shakespeare Festival : related television coverage from New York, [videorecording]

Title
New York Shakespeare Festival : related television coverage from New York, January 20 to October 16, 1985 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1986.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (44 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 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/Board of Education, selected T.V. coverage
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Compilation of segments taped off air.
  • No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
  • Segments one, three, four and five are also cataloged in NCOX 5171, NCOX 5184, NCOX 5215 and NCOX 5171 respectively.
  • Segment one (ca. 3 min.): Good morning America, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, 9/18/86. 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, which will enable 200,000 New York City schoolchildren to attend free performances of Shakespearean plays. Segment begins at 3 min. Segment is also found in NCOX 5171.
  • Segment two (ca. 3 min.): CBS news, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 5/18/86. Joan Snyder reports on a unique production of Shakespeare's As you like it designed to get high school students interested in great drama. The performance is part of an educational program begun with $1.5 million raised by theatrical producer Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival. The program will enable 2,500 students each week to see a play performed by a multi-racial cast of actors, at the Public Theater free of charge. Segment begins at 6 min.
  • Segment three (ca. 23 min.): Today in New York, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 1/8/86. Host Ponchitta Pierce moderates a discussion on Shakespeare with producer/director Joseph Papp, actors Meagan Fay and William Duff-Griffin and New York City area schoolchildren. The guests perform scenes from Shakespeare. Segment begins at 9:00.
  • Segment four (8 min.): Newsview, aired NYU/WNYC-TV 31, 4/23/86. Report on "Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration." Includes segments from interviews with producer Joseph Papp, director Estelle Parsons, and the New York Shakespeare Festival Players. Brief performance footage of the production of As you like it. Segment begins at 31 min.
  • Segment five (ca 4 min.): News at five o'clock, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 1/20/86. 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 begins at 39 min.
Access (note)
  • Preservation pending. Appointment and tape transfer required before viewing.
Biography (note)
  • The Belasco Project, also known as Shakespeare on Broadway, was started by Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival in cooperation with the New York City Board of Education and the Shubert Theater. The Festival initially put up $1.5 million for the project which was later funded with a $500,000 grant from the Long Island newspaper Newsday. During the mid-1980s, plays such as Macbeth, As you like it and Romeo and Juliet were performed at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway for hundreds of thousands of junior and senior high school students, teachers and parents by a multi-racial company of actors, directed by Estelle Parsons. The program also incorporated discussion sessions between actors and students, held in classrooms and in the theater.
Call Number
NCOX 5062
Title
New York Shakespeare Festival : related television coverage from New York, January 20 to October 16, 1985 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1986.
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.
Summary
Televison coverage related to the New York Shakespeare Festival's Belasco Project, also known as Shakespeare on Broadway for the Schools. Five segments aired January 20 to October 16, 1985.
Biography
The Belasco Project, also known as Shakespeare on Broadway, was started by Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival in cooperation with the New York City Board of Education and the Shubert Theater. The Festival initially put up $1.5 million for the project which was later funded with a $500,000 grant from the Long Island newspaper Newsday. During the mid-1980s, plays such as Macbeth, As you like it and Romeo and Juliet were performed at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway for hundreds of thousands of junior and senior high school students, teachers and parents by a multi-racial company of actors, directed by Estelle Parsons. The program also incorporated discussion sessions between actors and students, held in classrooms and in the theater.
Added Author
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Parsons, Estelle, interviewee.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
Added Title
Title on original container: Shakespeare/Board of Education, selected T.V. coverage
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5062
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