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Oral history interview with Robert Lewis, 1959

Creator: Lewis, Robert, 1909-1997
Project: Popular arts project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 61 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Theatrical director

Scope and Contents

Early career; formation of Group Theatre; director, "My Heart's in the Highlands," 1939; end of Group Theatre and subsequent move to Hollywood; return to New York and directing: "Brigadoon," "The Grass Harp," "Witness for the Prosecution," "Jamaica," "Handful of Fire"; formation of Group Theatre Studio; Actors Studio; mechanics of getting a play to the stage; responsibilities of a director; predicting the success of a play; impressions of Charlie Chaplin, Truman Capote, Lena Horne, David Susskind

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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