Wynn Place Show

Wynn Place Show

A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre

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WYNN PLACE SHOW is part oral history of one of the most influential off-Broadway theaters of the last half-century and part theater history of that seminal time in the development of a distinctive American theater. At the center is Wynn Handman, co-founder and artistic director of The American Place Theatre, which produced the work of American poets Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and William Alfred as well as early plays by Sam Shepard, Ronald Ribman, Ed Bullins, Steve Tesich, Maria Irene Fornes and Eric Bogosian. Stars who studied with him or appeared in APT productions include Myrna Loy, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Frank Langella, Michael Douglas, Joel Grey, Morgan Freeman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Marian Seldes, Richard Gere, Bill Irwin, Olympia Dukakis and John Leguizamo, who contributed the foreword to the book. Wynn Place Show includes rare photographs of those stars by Life magazine staff photographer Martha Holmes, who began shooting the company from its inception at a church on far West 46th Street in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: Hanover, NH : Smith & Kraus, 2013.
ISBN: 9781575258652
Branch Call Number: 792 GERARD J
Characteristics: 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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