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Amanda Vaill: Jerome Robbins Pt 1

November 14, 2019

Jerome Robbins “reinvented the Broadway musical, created a vernacular American ballet” and along the way won 4 Tonys, 5 Donaldson’s, 2 Oscars and an Emmy. He also named names at the House of Un-American Activities Committee, wrestled with depression most of his life, and struggled to embrace his Jewish heritage. In this episode of Inquiry, we talk with AMANDA VAILL, writer and journalist on subjects of arts and culture. She has edited and written the commentary for an extraordinary new book that collects Jerome Robbins’ writings: JEROME ROBBINS BY HIMSELF: SELECTIONS FROM HIS LETTERS, JOURNALS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AN UNFINISHED MEMOIR.