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Julian Beck (I) (1925–1985)


A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by long fringes of stringy hair along the side. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Tiresia
(1967)
9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks Dinner Guest
(1986)
The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club Sol Weinstein
(1984)

Filmography

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 1986 9½ Weeks
Dinner Guest
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
J. J. Johnston
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... J. J. Johnston
 1982 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series)
Il rabbino Aser
- La tortura della speranza (1982) ... Il rabbino Aser
 1969 Love and Anger
Dying Man (segment "Agonia")
 1968 Emergency (Short)
 1968 Candy
 1968 If Unconscious Revolts (Short)
 1967 Visa de censure n° X (Short)
 1958 Narcissus
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a personal journal of his theatrical experiences, particularly those with his Living Theatre Company, in his book "The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People," published in 1972 by City Lights Books.

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7 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Rhythmically I have tried to capture the tempo of my time, its ecstasy, its hardness, its lyricism, its great variety. The songs are musical, and I took a seat with the rhythm, its fluctuations, and the way in which we make music, which reaches in each poem its own order: repetitions, choruses, instrumental changes, the deposition of the phrases.... Each poem, however, must produce its own music,... See more »

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Was a major influence on poet-rock star Jim Morrison, who attended Living Theater productions. See more »

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Gemini

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