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Representation in theater was important to Joe Papp

Clip: 06/03/2022 | 3m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

When developing Free Shakespeare in the Park, it was important to Joe Papp that people felt represented in the theater. "Joe wanted to fill the stage with the same kind of people he was gonna fill the audience with. All the people of the city," said James Earl Jones, a frequent collaborator of Papp's.

Aired: 06/03/22

Rating: NR

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