Audrey Wood and the Playwrights by M. Barranger

By M. Barranger

From Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers to Arthur Kopit and Brian Friel, agent Audrey wooden inspired and guided the original abilities of playwrights within the Broadway theatre of her day. Her quiet selection and burning enthusiasm introduced America's most interesting mid-century playwrights to prominence and changed level historical past.

Show description

Read or Download Audrey Wood and the Playwrights PDF

Similar theatre books

Fifty Key Theatre Directors

"Fifty Key Theatre administrators covers the paintings of practitioners who've formed and driven again the limits of theatre and function. The authors supply transparent and insightful overviews of the ways and influence of 50 of the main influential administrators of the 20 th and twenty-first century from around the globe.


Leading chef-d uvre de Racine, qui lui valut, à vingt-sept ans, d être comparé au grand Corneille, Andromaque fut à sa création un véritable triomphe. En réinventant l histoire de los angeles veuve d Hector captive de Pyrrhus, roi d Épire, il inaugurait une nouvelle forme de tragédie, où l amour devenait resource de tous les périls et de tous les égarements.

Konstantin Stanislavsky (Routledge Performance Practitioners)

This compact, well-illustrated and obviously written e-book deals a necessary consultant to the advanced and contradictory nature of this grasp of theatre. e-book conceal; identify; Contents; checklist of figures; Acknowledgements; BIOGRAPHY IN SOCIAL and inventive CONTEXT; precis AND research OF AN ACTOR PREPARES; DESCRIPTION AND research OF THE SEAGULL; useful routines; end; a short thesaurus of phrases; chosen bibliography; Index

Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva Le Gallienne

The 1st full-length biography of level actress Eva Le Gallienne lines her lifestyles from her start into the bothered yet interesting loved ones of Richard Le Gallienne, British author and intimate member of the Oscar Wilde circle, to her fresh dying. This accomplished biography of the actress Rex Reed referred to as "a nationwide treasure" attracts upon Robert A.

Additional resources for Audrey Wood and the Playwrights

Sample text

She paid monthly bills on his New York apartment and the house in Key West, paid his taxes and made end-of-the year charitable contributions, and monitored his sister Rose Williams’s personal account. Moreover, she answered requests for photographs, autographs, appearances, and lectures often with a standard reply: “unfortunately, Mr. Williams is traveling in Europe where it is difficult for him to receive mail,” or, “Mr. ”33 During preparations for the December opening of A Streetcar Named Desire, Audrey’s workload for her client was intensified by a regional production of Summer and Smoke at Margo Jones’s theater-in-the-round in Dallas.

14 Startled by his abruptness, she declined the invitation, citing her responsibilities to her own agency and business partner. With the confidence of a man who always gets his way whether casting the ideal actress or a business partner, Liebling announced that he would postpone his decision for a time. Following on the heels of Audrey’s second encounter with William Liebling, Doris Frankel announced that she was pregnant and had decided that she could not continue as partner in the agency. Coincidences, which Audrey regarded as a tired device that skilled playwrights avoided, began to accumulate.

Liebling’s dilemma was compounded by the fact that both Harris and Abbott, theatrical royalty, were not inclined to be the first to pick up the telephone to discuss the property. ”3 Abbott then called Harris and learned that he was not interested in producing the play a second time. With Sam Harris out of the picture, Abbott was determined to produce and direct the comedy himself. It was Audrey’s turn to draw up production contracts for Murray and Boretz—the first of many authors’ contracts generated by Liebling-Wood.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 8 votes