An American Life
By (author) Helen Epstein
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Joe Papp by Helen Epstein
Book DescriptionSelf-made impresario, controversial producer, contentious champion of human rights and the First Amendment, founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and unquestionably the most dynamic force in American theater in the last quarter century, Joseph Papp (1921--1991) changed forever America's cultural landscape. He was the first to demand and to provide--against enormous odds--free Shakespeare to the public, and the first to pioneer colorblind casting and minority-group theater. He discovered and showcased at the Public Theater playwrights like David Rabe, John Guare, and Vaclav Havel; directors like Michael Bennet and James Lapine; actors like Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Denzel Washington; and produced such classic American plays as Hair, Sticks and Bones, Streamers, The Normal Heart, and A Chorus Line, the longest running musical in Broadway history. Joe Papp offers readers a compassionate, unsparing portrait of a complex man who inspired both anger and admiration, but whose far-reaching impact on American theater remains unsurpassed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306806766
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Born to survivors of Auschwitz and Terezin, the author recounts her private quest to come to terms with her parents' past, a quest which took her to Israel and into the home of other children of concentration-camp survivors.
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In her unsparing and illuminating account of the effects of AIDS in Africa, Epstein describes how health experts, governments, and ordinary Africans have struggled to understand the rapid and devastating spread of the disease as well as new medical and political developments.
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Author Biography - Helen Epstein
Helen Epstein is a cultural journalist for New York, ARTNews, Esquire, and theNew York Times, and author of the groundbreaking Children of the Holocaust.
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