Free For All: Joe Papp, The Public, And The Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most beloved and important cultural institutions.Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years—much of it told in Papp’s own words—is fascinating, r...
Paperback: 642 pages
Publisher: Anchor (November 2, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.9 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 295326
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“It's an important story about the history and future of theater in America. Joe Papp made plays more exciting by taking them out of the theater and making them free. This book uses the exact words of all of the participants in an oral history format ...”
nging from a dramatic early showdown with Robert Moses over keeping Shakespeare in the Park free to the launching of such landmark productions as Hair and A Chorus Line. To bring the story to life, film critic Kenneth Turan interviewed some 160 luminaries—including George C. Scott, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, David Rabe, Jerry Stiller, Tommy Lee Jones, and Wallace Shawn—and masterfully weaves their voices into a dizzyingly rich tale of creativity, conflict, and achievement.