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<i>The Cradle Will Rock</i>, II

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0010
                   The Cradle Will Rock, II

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This chapter offers a detailed account of the legendary premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, a renegade production of the Federal Theatre Project directed by Orson Welles and John Houseman. The chapter continues with a history of the many recordings and productions that followed, including Leonard Bernstein’s longstanding involvement with the work (and some consideration of the artistic and personal relationship between Bernstein and Blitzstein). This chapter also considers dramatizations of the famous premiere, including the 1999 film, Cradle Will Rock, directed by Tim Robbins.

Keywords: The Cradle Will Rock; Federal Theatre Project; Orson Welles; John Houseman; Leonard Bernstein; Tim Robbins

Chapter.  12069 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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