WorldCat Identities

Funke, Lewis 1912-1992

Overview
Works: 73 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 3,496 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN2287.H35, 792.028
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Lewis Funke, published posthumously.
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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 1,695 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 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Gordon presents by Max Gordon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actors talk about acting; fourteen intimate interviews by Lewis Funke ( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 126 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 by Lewis Funke ( Book )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bancroft, a film, TV and theater actress associated with the Method Acting school, speaks about the encouragement from her mother to act; her experience in Hollywood and TV before acting in the theater; reasons that made her come back to New York and take up the theater; her director Arthur Penn; getting the part of Gittel Mosca in "Two for the seesaw" and preparing for this role; her role Anne Sullivan in "The miracle worker;" Stanislavsky's Method and Lee Strasberg in connection with discussing Method School; difference between acting in film and on the stage; her way of preparing for a scene; acting in classics such as Moliere and Shakespeare; taking voice lessons; her lifestyle free of scandals; sincerity on the stage, and more. Throughout the interview, Bancroft's dependency on consulting psychoanalysts is revealed
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 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
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 Sir John Gielgud by John Gielgud ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interview with Katherine Cornell by Katharine Cornell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is only a part of an unedited interview. The complete but edited version can be read in the book "Actors talk about acting" held by LPA in MWEQ 1961. Cornell, a renowned stage actress, speaks about discipline and imagination as essential qualities for her profession; impossibility to be consistently at one's best; her regimen during performances containing difficult parts; the beginning of her acting career; her very limited formal dramatic training; her total lack of vocal and breath control training; the way she prepares her roles, and her natural talent to act without applying studied techniques and methods. She discusses some of her roles, actors she played with and actors she has seen in performances, recounts some episodes from her career, explains the reason for not having interest in reading reviews, and much more. Guthrie McClintic, Cornell's husband and frequent director, adds comments and details
An interview with the Lunts by Alfred Lunt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actors talk on acting: John Gielgud by John Gielgud ( Recording )
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
Playwrights talk on writing: Robert Anderson by Robert Anderson ( 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
 
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