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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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Final Years, II (1961–1964)

Final Years, II (1961–1964)

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(p.455) 24 Final Years, II (1961–1964)
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Marc Blitzstein
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0024

This chapter continues the chronicle of Blitzstein’s final years with some discussion of his last residency at Yaddo; his donation of his papers to the Wisconsin Center for Theater Research; his trip to Israel sponsored by the American Jewish Congress; his year as a playwright in residence at Bennington College; his final months in Martinique and the assault that led to his death; and the memorial benefit concert at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center organized by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Lillian Hellman to raise funds for a Marc Blitzstein Musical Theater Award for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Keywords:   Yaddo, Wisconsin Center for Theater Research, Israel, American Jewish Congress, Bennington College, Martinique, American Academy of Arts and Letters

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