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Celebration of Ayn Rand’s "Ideal"

Shoshana Milgram, Michael Paxton

Presented at: OCON 2015

Date: Jul 03, 2015

We will ring in the publication of Ayn Rand's novel, Ideal, with an evening earmarking landmark events related to the novel and play. Academy Award-nominated producer/writer/director Michael Paxton will discuss the history of the world-premier theatrical production of Ideal in 1989 and the adapted film version of scenes from the play in 1997. He will screen stills and clips from both productions, giving historical context and insight into the creative process of these versions of Ayn Rand's play (which will be available in the soon-to-be-released, 20th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life). In addition, Dr. Shoshana Milgram will briefly discuss Ideal's place in the body of Ayn Rand's works, the efforts of Ayn Rand and others to produce the play, and the actors considered.


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