Page: 1

Tony Randall & Pirandello

TxTwoStep Profile PhotoTxTwoStep Profile Photo
TxTwoStep
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/24/03
Tony Randall & Pirandello#0
Posted: 10/29/03 at 1:51pm
just curious about RIGHT YOU ARE IF YOU THINK SO and whether anyone has seen it. Also wondering why, since the West End has been playing a new translation called ABOSLUTELY (PERHAPS) with Joan Plowright, Randall's theatre wouldn't use that translation. Is it because the translator is Martin Sherman and BOY FROM OZ is sullying his Broadway name?!?!?
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
robbiej Profile Photorobbiej Profile Photo
robbiej
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/03
re: Tony Randall & Pirandello#1
Posted: 10/29/03 at 1:56pm
Ya know, I never thought I'd see those two names together!
"I'm so looking forward to a time when all the Reagan Democrats are dead."
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/18/03
re: Tony Randall & Pirandello#2
Posted: 10/29/03 at 2:01pm
The copyright on Right You Are If You Think You Are (or what ever title is being used, I have also seen it as It Is So If You Think So) expired long ago. Perhaps so did the translation that Randall's company will use.

I think it has nothing to do with Who? as opposed to How much? Its always money.

Pirandello had a brief but definite resurgance in the 60s but no major NY productions since. Let's wait and see how this will fare.
"If my life weren't funny, it would just be true. And that would be unacceptable." --Carrie Fisher
TxTwoStep Profile PhotoTxTwoStep Profile Photo
TxTwoStep
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/24/03
re: re: Tony Randall & Pirandello#3
Posted: 10/29/03 at 2:03pm
yeah his "Actor's National Theatre" or whatever it's called seems to do a fair share of world theatre: Feydeau, etcetera. He sometimes directs and other times appears (or both). There is a fairly well-known female name appearing in the Pirandello with him but it's slipped my mind. Randall is actually a very good comic actor, and his timing is impeccable still.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
TxTwoStep Profile PhotoTxTwoStep Profile Photo
TxTwoStep
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/24/03
re: re: re: Tony Randall & Pirandello#4
Posted: 10/29/03 at 2:06pm
well, unless the translation itself has also become public domain, you usually have to pay licensing on it anyway. And an Italian-to-English translation now in domain (since they recently extended the window to 150 years instead of 100, i believe) would be pretty stilted anyway. i think RIGHT YOU ARE is interesting, but i'm a big fan of SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."