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Elliot Norton Reviews; Brendan Behan

03/13/1981

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Series
Elliot Norton Reviews
Program
Brendan Behan
Program Number

2225

Series Description

Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Elliot Norton interviews Irish actor Shay Duffin about his one-man show Brendan Behan at the Charles Playhouse. The real Brendan Behan was a playwright and novelist known for his drunken and crude behavior as well as his wit. Duffin talks about Behan’s life, including his childhood in the slums. Behan, who was fifteen years older than Duffin, was relocated to the suburbs, close to where Duffin himself lived, and worked as a house painter. Duffin talks about Behan’s experience at 16 working with the IRA, his multiple stints in jail and his alcoholism.

DIrector: Marcia Hulley. Taped 3/13/1981.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Performing Arts
Citation
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Brendan Behan,” 03/13/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_672611DE6EC5465B9D96D50217929E31.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Brendan Behan.” 03/13/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_672611DE6EC5465B9D96D50217929E31>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; Brendan Behan. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_672611DE6EC5465B9D96D50217929E31
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