WorldCat Identities

Funke, Lewis 1912-1992

Overview
Works: 69 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 3,349 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews (Sound recordings) 
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 )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,584 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 )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Gordon presents by Max Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 421 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 108 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 theatre : 12 interviews with Lewis Funke by Lewis Funke( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 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
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 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," explains the circumstances that prevented her from studying acting professionally when she started her career and what made her realize that she needs training (while acting in Pollyanna in 1917) in order to develop necessary acting techniques. She speaks about the importance of natural breathing for articulation, ability 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 and more, and defines a "process of elimination in acting in rehearsals."
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, an American-born Bahamian actor and film director, speaks about the circumstances that prompted him to try acting; studying diction from listening to the radio; efforts to become more literate and enlarge his vocabulary; people who contributed to his success; his initial feelings for the theater; professional training; Stanislavsky's Method and his way of implementing it in his work; his way of preparing for a role (as an example he analyzes his part in the movie and play "A raisin in the sun"); the difference between gifted musicians and actors and those who can hypnotize with their gift of soul; the importance of recognizing one's gift and nurturing it; his many interests in various aspects of social issues; his approach to choosing a part; art that can relate to people of different backgrounds; preparation for a role in a film or on the stage; his opinion of the status of "a negro actor" and his/her prospects in the future; his idea of an actor's progress; the reason for losing interest in playing in works by Shakespeare and his admiration and passion for reading them, and the motive for his preference to work in Hollywood rather than in the theater
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

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

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors talk on acting: Anne Bancroft. by Anne Bancroft( Recording )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Katherine Cornell by Katharine Cornell( Recording )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 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 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
 
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