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Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever… (edition 2009)

by Kenneth Turan (Author)

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"Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan takes you behind the scenes at the Public Theater and tells the amazing story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history.
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Title:Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
Authors:Kenneth Turan (Author)
Info:Doubleday (2009), Edition: First Edition, 608 pages
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An absolute must-read for anyone who wants to create theater. Joe Papp was the greatest impressario to ever live - we won't see his like again. He was lucky to live in the time that he did, because he could create the game instead of just try to play it. It has been corrupted since his heyday and he'd probably hate the State of the Art today... but goddamn times were good. If this book doesn't inspire the artist in you, you shouldn't be making art.

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  drewsof | Jul 9, 2013 |
The book... thrills with its tale of a historic passage in the American theater told by the artists and administrators involved. What it may lack in currency and novelty it makes up in vividness, comprehensiveness and intimacy.
 
While Free for All doesn't surpass the other book-length histories of the Public, its oral-history approach allows it to achieve something they don't: it goes some way toward resurrecting Joe Papp. His voice is everywhere in this story. Smart, obnoxious, and wised up, it all but leaps off the page.
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[A] rowdy oral history... a heady stew of gossip and tumult.
 
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