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Final Years, II (1961–1964)

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/9780199791590.003.0024
                   Final Years, II (1961–1964)

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This chapter continues the chronicle of Blitzstein’s final years with some discussion of his last residency at Yaddo; his donation of his papers to the Wisconsin Center for Theater Research; his trip to Israel sponsored by the American Jewish Congress; his year as a playwright in residence at Bennington College; his final months in Martinique and the assault that led to his death; and the memorial benefit concert at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center organized by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Lillian Hellman to raise funds for a Marc Blitzstein Musical Theater Award for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Keywords: Yaddo; Wisconsin Center for Theater Research; Israel; American Jewish Congress; Bennington College; Martinique; American Academy of Arts and Letters

Chapter.  9684 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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