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Video thumbnail: American Masters Joe Papp in Five Acts

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Joe Papp in Five Acts

Papp, founder of Free Shakespeare in the Park, believed great art is for all.

Joe Papp in Five Acts

Video thumbnail: American Masters The origins of Shakespeare in the Park

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The origins of Shakespeare in the Park

Papp built a stage on a 35 foot truck so he could bring Shakespeare to other communities.

The origins of Shakespeare in the Park

Video thumbnail: American Masters Papp turned a dilapidated building into The Public Theater

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Papp turned a dilapidated building into The Public Theater

Joe Papp saved a historic building from demolition, which evolved into The Public Theater.

Papp turned a dilapidated building into The Public Theater

Video thumbnail: American Masters Representation in theater was important to Joe Papp

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Representation in theater was important to Joe Papp

When developing Free Shakespeare in the Park, Joe Papp wanted people to feel represented.

Representation in theater was important to Joe Papp

Video thumbnail: American Masters When Joe Papp asked Meryl Streep to take over the theater

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When Joe Papp asked Meryl Streep to take over the theater

Meryl Streep was touched, but perplexed when Papp asked her to run the theater.

When Joe Papp asked Meryl Streep to take over the theater

Video thumbnail: American Masters Why Joe Papp thinks the theater should be free for all of us

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Why Joe Papp thinks the theater should be free for all of us

Joe Papp made it his mission to have theater be accessible to the public.

Why Joe Papp thinks the theater should be free for all of us