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This edition: Playscript (Fall 1981)

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 1, 1981.

The panelists include: playwrights Charles Fuller ("Zooman and the Sign"), Joanna Glass ("To Grandmother's House We Go"), Vincent Canby ("After All"), Peter Shaffer ("Amadeus"), Susan Nanus ("The Survivor"), David Rimmer ("Album"), and literary agent Lucy Kroll. They are here today to discuss the process of writing a playscript. Questions include how fame influences certain playscripts within theater, common problems faced by writers, the personality that goes into writing plays, as well as the racial and cultural implications seen within plays.

Guest List

Vincent Canby Critic, New York Times

Charles Fuller Writer, Producer

Joanna Glass Playwright

Lucy Kroll Agent, Lucy Kroll Agency

Susan Nanus Playwright, “The Survivor”

David Rimmer Director

Peter Shaffer Writer