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Funke, Lewis 1912-1992

Overview
Works: 71 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 3,517 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN2287.H35, 792.028
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis Funke
A gift of joy by Helen Hayes ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,708 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 )
15 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Gordon presents by Max Gordon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actors talk about acting; fourteen intimate interviews by Lewis Funke ( Book )
12 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 124 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the black playwright and actor whose works and performances promoted pride in being black
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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actors talk about acting by Lewis Funke ( Book )
4 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 63 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actors talk about acting : [nine interviews with stars of the theatre by Lewis Funke ( Book )
in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with Anne Bancroft by Anne Bancroft ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 8 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 Sir John Gielgud by John Gielgud ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gielgud, a famous British actor and theater director, speaks about his early roles; what lured him to acting; his love for costume plays; Stanislavksy's Method; the importance of voice projection and clarity of diction; the ability of talented actors to create roles independently; the way he works when he is doing both: directing and acting; basic requirements for an actor (imagination, self discipline, industry, sense of humor, a good ear, strong voice); Image Method and the way he applies it; the difficulty of playing in long runs and the necessity to adjust one's acting to changes in the cast; boredom and thrill of revivals; problems with reviving parts performed when young at an older age; reality on the stage and in life; impossibility to transcribe theatrical effects to another medium; the ability to pour out emotion on the stage; characters he cannot impersonate and the importance of accessing one's limitations and choosing parts accordingly; finding freedom of expression; the importance of imagining the character overall in order to perform well; and other theater related topics. He analyzes his characters and his interpretation of them in Shakespeare's works and stresses the significance of playing Shakespeare; talks about his role in "Ages of man" (a one-man show performed by Gielgud featuring a collection of speeches in Shakespeare plays) that closed shortly before the interview took place; compares the old school manner of reciting to the modern way, and discusses some of his roles
An interview with Jose Ferrer by José Ferrer ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 7 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 6 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
An interview with Sidney Poitier by Sidney Poitier ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 6 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
Actors talk on acting: John Gielgud by John Gielgud ( Recording )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playwrights talk on writing: Robert Anderson by Robert Anderson ( Recording )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with the Lunts by Alfred Lunt ( Recording )
1 edition 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 4 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 Morris Carnovsky by Morris Carnovsky ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is only part of the interview with Carnovsky, a stage and theater actor. The complete interview can be found in the published book "Actors talk about acting" held by LPA in MWEQ 1961. Carnovsky defines some values of the Group Theater and theater as art reflecting life. He explains the circumstances under which actors became politically involved, discusses Stanislavsky's Method, acting techniques, interpretations of various roles by him and other actors, and debates the issue of an actor being a creative or interpretive artist. He expresses his negative opinion of unclear speech and speaks about the tendency of mumbling (mentions Brando who might have started this trend). Carnovsky also talks about life experiences, historical facts and his heritage that shaped his interpretation of some of his roles. A deep analysis of actors in productions of Shakespeare's works in this country and England follows and is interrupted
 
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