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Plays, Movies, and Critics
     

Plays, Movies, and Critics

by Jody McAuliffe, Don DeLillo, Robert Brustein, Richard Gilman, Stanley Kauffmann
 

ISBN-10: 0822314185

ISBN-13: 9780822314189

Pub. Date: 01/13/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This exceptional collection explores the mutual concerns of dramatic theater, film, and those who comment on them. Plays, Movies, and Critics opens with an original play by Don DeLillo. In the form of an interview, DeLillo's short play works as a kind of paradigm of the theatrical or cinematic event and serves as a keynote for the volume.
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This exceptional collection explores the mutual concerns of dramatic theater, film, and those who comment on them. Plays, Movies, and Critics opens with an original play by Don DeLillo. In the form of an interview, DeLillo's short play works as a kind of paradigm of the theatrical or cinematic event and serves as a keynote for the volume.
DeLillo's interview play is accompanied in this collection by interviews with theater director Roberta Levitow, Martin Scorsese, and film/theater critic Stanley Kauffmann. Other contributions include a critical look at the current American theater scene, analyses of the place of politics in the careers of G. B. Shaw and Luigi Pirandello, a compelling reading of Chekhov's "The Seagull", a detailed inquiry into the obsessions that energize the works of Sam Shepard, provocative reinterpretations of the films Mean Streets and The Sheltering Sky, and a translation of André Bazin's important piece on theology and film.

Contributors. André Bazin, Robert Brustein, Bert Cardullo, Anthony DeCurtis, Don DeLillo, Jesse Ward Engdhal, Richard Gilman, Jim Hosney, Mame Hunt, Jonathan Kalb, Stanley Kauffmann, Jody McAuliffe, Mary Ann Frese Witt, Jacquelyn Wollman, David Wyatt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314189
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/13/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction / Jody McAuliffe

The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven / Don DeLillo

Reinventing American Theater / Robert Brustein

The Seagull: Art and Love, Love and Art / Richard Gilman

The Late Beginner: Bernard Shaw Becoming a Dramatist / Stanley Kauffmann

Fascist Discourse and Pirandellian Theater / Mary Ann Frese Witt

Shepard's Split / David Wyatt

Between L.A. and New York: An Interview with Roberta Levitow / Mame Hunt

Cinema and Theology / Andre Bazin

The Passion of St. Charles: Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets / Jim Hosney, Jacquelyn Wollman, and Jesse Ward Engdahl

The Church of the Desert: Reflections on The Sheltering Sky / Jody McAuliffe

What the Streets Mean: An Interview with Martin Scorsese / Anthony DeCurtis

An Interview with Stanley Kauffmann / Bert Cardullo

Afterword: The Critic as Humanist / Jonathan Kalb

Notes on Contributors

Index

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