Tag Archives: Maureen Stapleton

The Long Night (1947), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), The Fugitive Kind (1959)

The Long Night Directed by Anatole Litvak I saw this movie for the first time during my wintry month out on Block Island. I watched it in the teeth of one of the biggest storms I have ever experienced up … Continue reading

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Acting Chekhov: “in mourning for my life”

Excerpt from The Actor’s Chekhov: Nikos Psacharopoulos and the Company of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, on the Plays of Anton Chekhov: Olympia Dukakis: I remember my brother and I came to New York when I was in college and saw … Continue reading

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Maureen Stapleton Tribute Post

One of the many good things about Alex is that she never disappoints. I knew she would put up a great tribute to Maureen Stapleton and she did. I particularly love the comment Maureen made after winning her Oscar.

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R.I.P., Maureen Stapleton

Maureen Stapleton has died. She was one of my childhood acting idols, one of the ones responsible for me taking it seriously (we’re talking age 12 – 15, that was when it came to life in me, and Stapleton was … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Rose Tattoo” (Tennessee Williams)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next on my script shelf: I’m in Tennessee Williams land now, and will be there for quite some time! I am having such a great time re-acquainting myself with all of his plays. Next … Continue reading

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