WorldCat Identities

Funke, Lewis 1912-1992

Overview
Works: 74 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 3,453 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2287.H35, 792.028
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Most widely held works about Lewis Funke
 
Most widely held works by Lewis Funke
A gift of joy by Helen Hayes( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gift of Joy is a collection of Helen Hayes' thoughts, reminiscences, and anecdotes, as well as selected pieces from her favorite writers. Taken together they express the very personal philosophy of a woman who has enjoyed self-fulfillment in both her professional and private life
Actors talk about acting : fourteen interviews with stars of the theatre by Lewis Funke( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Gordon presents by Max Gordon( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors talk about acting; fourteen intimate interviews by Lewis Funke( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curtain rises : the story of Ossie Davis by Lewis Funke( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the black playwright and actor whose works and performances promoted pride in being black
Actors talk about acting by Lewis Funke( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights talk about writing : 12 interviews with Lewis Funke by Lewis Funke( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors talk about acting : nine interviews with stars of the theatre by Lewis Funke( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors talk about theatre : 12 interviews with Lewis Funke by Lewis Funke( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Anne Bancroft by Anne Bancroft( Recording )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bancroft speaks about the beginning of her acting career ; expresses her opinion on drama schools ; discusses in detail her parts in "The miracle worker" (Anne Sullivan) and "Two for the seesaw" (Gittel Mosca) ; explains her system of preparing for a part ; analyzes the importance of maturity for portraying other people's characters, and talks about her experience acting in films, her concept of technique and "parallel experience," her involvement with "method acting" and circumstances that led to it, and provides her understanding and definition of what method acting actually is
An interview with Jose Ferrer by José Ferrer( Recording )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multicultured actor, theater and film director of Puerto Rican origin, Ferrer stresses the importance of creators (writers, composers) over performers and explains the role of performers as deliverers. He speaks about his approach to choosing parts; working on a role; actors who influence him; Stanislavsky's Method, his ways of rehearsing; connecting real and imaginative situations to create emotions on the stage; necessity and definition of techniques; joy of rehearsing; various fellow actors; voice coaching, and more
An interview with Helen Hayes by Helen Hayes( Recording )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hayes, known as "The first lady of the American Theater," speaks about educating people to be theatergoers by taking theater to colleges and small cities and not limiting it to New York ; the high cost of attending performances as one of the reasons people skip this type of recreation in favor of the less expensive ; the damaging effects of beginning an acting career as a child ; the circumstances that prevented her from studying acting professionally when she started her career ; what made her realize that she needed training (while acting in Pollyanna in 1917) in order to develop necessary acting techniques (voice, body movements, normal breathing) the importance of which she strongly stresses to be as fundamental as natural talent and which allows an actor to sustain long parts and be good ; the ability of actors to perceive other persons' emotions and project and interpret them ; her method of working on a role and getting into character ; her opinion on the role of the director ; film and TV actors being deprived of the challenge and thrill of acting for live audiences and being restrained to short scenes or limited time ; "the process of elimination in acting in rehearsals," and more. She also expresses regret at not having education and training in classical theater as they are taught in Europe and the lack of repertoire theaters in this country
Actors talk about acting II by Lewis Funke( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Sidney Poitier by Sidney Poitier( Recording )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poitier speaks about: people who contributed to his success; professional training; Stanislavsky's method; his way of preparing for a role (as an example he analyzes his part in the movie "A raisin in the sun"); the difference between gifted musicians and actors and those who can hypnotize with their gift of soul; his approach to choosing a part; influence of art; his opinion of a "negro actor" in the future and his advice to beginners; his idea of an actor's progress; the reason for losing interest in playing in works by Shakespeare and his admiration for them; and his confinement to Hollywood in opposition to the stage
Playwrights talk on writing: Neil Simon by Neil Simon( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights talk on writing: Edward Albee by Edward Albee( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Sir John Gielgud by John Gielgud( Recording )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Bert Lahr by Bert Lahr( Recording )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interview is probably conducted in New York. Lahr, a burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and film comedian and actor, defines a real comedian and what it takes to be one. He speaks about the importance of being able to arouse sympathy in the audience by being humble and kind, contributions from the context of a play or a script, mastering elocution that is essential for stage actors, and stresses natural ability of being funny. Other topics include deliberation over the fact that almost all great comedians in real life are serious people with a sense of humor, source for and use of mannerism, a few of Lahr's significant roles, the importance of "practicing talent" and ways to make audiences accept certain novelties
An interview with the Lunts by Alfred Lunt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors talk on acting: John Gielgud by John Gielgud( Recording )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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