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This edition: Playwright/Director (Winter 1985)

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 1985.

The panelists - director Clinton Turner Davis (Two Can Play), playwright Herb Gardner (I'm Not Rappaport), playwright/lyricist Tom Jones (The Fantasticks), playwright Shirley Lauro (Open Admissions), lyricist/director Richard Maltby Jr. (Song and Dance), playwright Marsha Norman ('night, Mother) and composer Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks) - discuss how a playwright chooses a director, the role of a playwright, how much structure is provided by the text, and the varying degrees of collaboration between director, playwright, and actor.

Guest List

Clinton Turner Davis Director

Herb Gardner Playwright and Director

Tom Jones Playwright

Shirley Lauro Writer

Richard Maltby, Jr. Actor

Marsha Norman Writer

Harvey Schmidt Composer