- 01 Nov
Robin Williams Revealed, with Big Help from BU Archives
Ny circumstances author’s new guide reveals surprising truth about late comedian’s famous spontaneous riffs
Comedian and Academy Award–winning star Robin Williams ended up being so extremely spontaneous and inventive which he made all his riffs and routines from the fly. Or at the least, which was the legend for the brilliant but Williams that is troubled ended up being 63 as he passed away from committing committing suicide in 2014.
Except, as nyc occasions tradition reporter Dave Itzkoff writes inside the acclaimed New that is 500-plus-page York best-selling biography Robin (Henry Holt and Company, 2018), the legend had been more fiction than reality. Itzkoff, who can speak about their guide Tuesday night at the Metcalf Ballroom, uncovered Williams’ more complicated imaginative process through exhaustive research, including significantly more than 100 interviews with friends and family as well as the directors, authors, actors, agents, and comedians the star caused.
Additionally main to their knowledge of that imaginative procedure, claims Itzkoff, had been Williams’ papers, which he donated to BU’s Howard Gotlieb Archival analysis Center last year, after Gotlieb manager Vita Paladino (MET’79, SSW’93) had begun a communication with him about them. Among other materials, Itzkoff poured through countless handwritten records Williams had created for jokes and comic shows and for scenes in films and tv shows. (suite…)Read more