Marks, Jonathan 2017-08-15

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This interview features Jonathan Marks as he discuss working in the world of theater. He describes the people and plays he’s worked with, and the finer details of being a dramaturg.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jonathan Marks

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: August 15, 2017

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:28:05 (2 hours, 28 minutes)


Recognizing ability in show business; Meryl Streep’s acting ability; Boxing; Jodie Foster; Actors transcending skills; method acting; The process of making a production as a dramaturg; The American Conservatory Theater; Dealing with issues as a dramaturg; Legal issues with the production of Endgame; The production of a play; Arbitrating between the practical and intellectual; The director challenging actors in theater; Mixing things up in a play

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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