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On The Waterfront with Paul Gambaccini on Radio 4 – The story behind the story…

USAmillerA2Make sure you catch this on Saturday 2nd Feb, 10.30am on Radio 4. In his series, The Academy Award goes to…’ Paul Gambaccini celebrates On The Waterfront’s 1954 domination of the Oscars. The Radio 4 site says: ‘ON THE WATERFRONT not only gives us the most famous scene ever to take place in the back of a taxi, (“I coulda been a contender!”), it also showcases the talents of director Elia Kazan, and an astonishingly strong support cast – Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and newcomer Eva Marie Saint- Method Acting at its height.’ All true, but will it tell you that behind the scenes there were suspicions that the play ‘borrowed heavil’ from an unpublished screenplay, ‘The Hook’, that OTWF director Elia Kazan was working on with Arthur Miller? Kazan thought the script was ‘half-assed’, but he was working to raise finance for it when they fell out over Kazan’s decision to name names when he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Kazan then teamed up with Bid Schulberg, who had also been living and breathing the waterside bars, and the rest is history. All this and more, including the first ever dramatisation of the little known ‘Connecticut Farmhouse’ scene, when Kazan told Miller he was going to testify, is explored in Waiting for Brando, which returns to the Unity stage after much accalim for its first run in 2012. It plays for five nights from 16-20 April, and then embarks on a short spring tour. Check out the website for ticket details. Tickets for the Unity can be found by clicking here.



LIVERPOOL
The Unity Theatre
Tuesday 16 April 2013
to
Saturday 20 April 2013
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COCKERMOUTH

Kirkgate Theatre

Thursday 25 April 2013

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TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre

Saturday 27 April 2013

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REDHILL

Surrey

The Harlequin

Monday 29 April 2013

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LIVERPOOL

Netherley

Valley Theatre

Tuesday 14 May 2013

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BRACKNELL

Berkshire

Wilde Theatre

Southill Arts Centre

Thursday 16 May

&

Friday 17 May 2013

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