The Resource Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir, Theodore Mann

Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir, Theodore Mann

Label
Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir
Title
Journeys in the night
Title remainder
creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Mann
Creator
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1950 a group of players migrated down out of the cold of Woodstock, New York, to an abandoned Greenwich Village nightclub. All they wanted to do was start up a theatre in New York City. What they did was ignite a cultural explosion." "The old Broadway was dying. Its core audience was moving out to the new suburbs. Circle in the Square put an ad in the paper for actors and started presenting classic American and European plays, as well as ambitious original productions. It was pure suicide. At first, the people on stage outnumbered those in the seats, and the police tried to close them down." "And then the first miracle occurred. Geraldine Page showed up; Jose Quintero directed her in a nearly forgotten Tennessee Williams play, Summer and Smoke; and Brooks Atkinson gave it a super rave in the New York Times. The box office was mobbed. Off-Broadway was born, and a new kind of theatre had come to America - passionate, literate, and risky." "Not that it got any easier. Through the decades, Theodore Mann has kept Circle in the Square alive by leaping from the precipice of one hit to another, taking on every task from stoking a dilapidated furnace to directing Tony Award-winning productions. In the process Mann has helped restore the reputation of one of our greatest playwrights, Eugene O'Neill, first with a landmark revival of The Iceman Cometh and then with the American premiere of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Mann's own long journey has been inextricably linked with O'Neill, and he presents here some extremely significant, previously unreported aspects of the O'Neill saga." "Here is Theodore Mann's own account of the theatrical and cultural revolution that is Circle in the Square. If you ever wondered how off-Broadway came to be (and how it ever managed to survive), this is the tale to read."--Jacket
Related
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Theodore
Dewey number
792.02/33092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.M298
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Theodore Mann, Dustin Hoffman, George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, James Earl Jones, Paul Libin, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Rudd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Musilli, John
  • Croyden, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mann, Theodore
  • Circle in the Square (Organization : New York, N.Y.)
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir, Theodore Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes DVD: Circle in the Square, 1977 : the 25th anniversary / CBS ; produced and directed by John Musilli ; commentary written and narrated by Margaret Croyden (1977 ; 85 min.)
  • Accompanying DVD contains 3-part documentary originally produced for Camera Three in 1977 as Twenty five years at Circle in the Square, and later distributed by Creative Arts Television as Circle in the Square, 1977
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boy grows in Brooklyn -- World of culture -- Beatnik -- Bluebell meets the Native Americans -- Discovering a treasure -- Giving birth -- 52nd Street said it all -- Doctor makes a house call -- You win some, you lose some -- Born again -- My love -- Sprinklers -- Welcome home and goodbye -- Resurrections in spades -- Carlotta and the children -- A mystical gift -- Discovering two mountain ranges in New York City -- New home -- Momentous exit -- Getting away from the big city -- Dancing with a new partner -- Trumpet blows -- Quiet dinner in Rome -- Escape route -- Return to the classics -- Hunting for gold -- Blackout and a white devil -- Dusty -- How a failed play becomes a minor masterpiece -- F word -- LBJ and Abe -- Mayor requests the pleasure of your company -- Circle salutes a master -- Iceman returneth -- Raul factor -- Banned play reaches Broadway -- How one thing leads us to another -- "V" -- Cloudy days -- Laddies of the club -- Moscow Meets Tennessee -- Productions backwards and forwards -- An Italian goes to hell as Shaw reverberates -- General Patton, meet Noël Coward -- Misanthrope and the gravedigger -- Big hits and little misses -- Take me out to the ball game -- Glasnost comes to Broadway -- Last dance? -- My love -- Dance that didn't happen -- Enter Al, exit Josie -- Hiatus -- Rebirth -- Coming full circle
Control code
ocm85862502
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
ix, 419 pages
Isbn
9781557836458
Lccn
2007010310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)85862502
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Journeys in the night : creating a new American theatre with Circle in the Square : a memoir, Theodore Mann
Publication
Note
  • Includes DVD: Circle in the Square, 1977 : the 25th anniversary / CBS ; produced and directed by John Musilli ; commentary written and narrated by Margaret Croyden (1977 ; 85 min.)
  • Accompanying DVD contains 3-part documentary originally produced for Camera Three in 1977 as Twenty five years at Circle in the Square, and later distributed by Creative Arts Television as Circle in the Square, 1977
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boy grows in Brooklyn -- World of culture -- Beatnik -- Bluebell meets the Native Americans -- Discovering a treasure -- Giving birth -- 52nd Street said it all -- Doctor makes a house call -- You win some, you lose some -- Born again -- My love -- Sprinklers -- Welcome home and goodbye -- Resurrections in spades -- Carlotta and the children -- A mystical gift -- Discovering two mountain ranges in New York City -- New home -- Momentous exit -- Getting away from the big city -- Dancing with a new partner -- Trumpet blows -- Quiet dinner in Rome -- Escape route -- Return to the classics -- Hunting for gold -- Blackout and a white devil -- Dusty -- How a failed play becomes a minor masterpiece -- F word -- LBJ and Abe -- Mayor requests the pleasure of your company -- Circle salutes a master -- Iceman returneth -- Raul factor -- Banned play reaches Broadway -- How one thing leads us to another -- "V" -- Cloudy days -- Laddies of the club -- Moscow Meets Tennessee -- Productions backwards and forwards -- An Italian goes to hell as Shaw reverberates -- General Patton, meet Noël Coward -- Misanthrope and the gravedigger -- Big hits and little misses -- Take me out to the ball game -- Glasnost comes to Broadway -- Last dance? -- My love -- Dance that didn't happen -- Enter Al, exit Josie -- Hiatus -- Rebirth -- Coming full circle
Control code
ocm85862502
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
ix, 419 pages
Isbn
9781557836458
Lccn
2007010310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)85862502
Video recording format
DVD

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