Plays, Movies, and Critics

Plays, Movies, and Critics

By: Jody McAuliffe (editor)Paperback

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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 Andre Bazin's important piece on theology and film.Contributors. Andre 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


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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  • ISBN13: 9780822314189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780822314189
  • ISBN10: 0822314185

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