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<i>Juno</i> (1957–1959)

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/9780199791590.003.0022
                   Juno (1957–1959)

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This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s testimony before an executive session held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1958, and his last completed dramatic work, Juno, a musical adaptation of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock undertaken with Joseph Stein. Starring Shirley Booth and Melvyn Douglas, with choreography by Agnes de Mille, the show had a stormy tryout period in Washington and Boston, before arriving on Broadway, where it played for only sixteen performances. The chapter concludes with a consideration of subsequent revivals and adaptations of the show.

Keywords: House Committee on Un-American Activities; Juno; Sean O’Casey; Juno and the Paycock; Joseph Stein; Shirley Booth; Melvyn Douglas; Agnes de Mille

Chapter.  11801 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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