27
Oct
09

Coming Up… George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family

Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman

On Thirteen:
Friday, November 13th
at 1:00 AM

On CUNY TV:
Saturday, November 14th
at 8:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th at 12:30 PM and
Monday, November 16th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM

We focus on George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s classic comedy, The Royal Family, now being revived in a wonderful production at the Manhattan Theatre Club. We begin with critic Charles Isherwood of The New York Times and humorist Paul Rudnick discussing the genius of George S. Kaufman, who essentially created the genre of screwball comedy.

Next up, Royal Family costars John Glover and Tony Roberts, talk about working with director Doug Hughes to create their roles in this crowd-pleasing revival of the 1927 play which Kaufman and Ferber loosely based on the Barrymore acting family.

 

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