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"This first biography of the late Joseph Papp will be a hard act to follow." — Booklist

"The final portrait that emerges might have been jointly painted by Goya, Whistler and Francis Bacon." —
New York Times Sunday Book Review

Tony Kushner called Papp "one of the very few heroes this tawdry, timid business has produced" and the book, a "nourishing and juicy biography."

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Self-made impresario, controversial producer, champion of human rights and the First Amendment, founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and unquestionably the most dynamic force in American theater in the last quarter century, Joseph Papp (1921-1991) forever changed the cultural landscape of the United States. This is the first and only biography of his extraordinary life. The eBook edition contains additional photographs and theater posters by Paul Davis.